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May
23

Three months after his escape, convicted sex offender Adrian Cruz remains at large

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On February 18th, Adrian Cruz was left unattended and walked right out the front door of the Maricopa County Superior Court during a recess in his trial. Over three months have passed since his escape and he remains at large. Mr. Cruz was already serving a life sentence for a previous sex offense and was being imprisoned in the secure confines of the Arizona State Department of Corrections. His escape has drawn criticism not only towards the Sheriff’s Office, but also towards Andrew Thomas and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for bringing charges against Mr. Cruz in the first place.

Contact Phoenix Sex Crimes Attorney Joshua S. Davidson today if you or a loved one have been accused of child abuse, molestation, or other sex crimes offense in Arizona.

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May
16

Presiding Criminal Judge relaxes position on releasing in custody defendants

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For several months, the sheriffs office has been failing to transport inmates for their court appearances in Maricopa County Superior Court.  Most defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges agree that the disruption created by this policy continues to be much more than a mere nuisance.  Not shockingly, the sheriffs office cites budgetary reasons, but many agree that the entire issue is politically motivated by the sheriffs office.  After all, the sheriff seems to have all the money he needs to enforce those accused of immigration violations, even though the federal government is responsible for enforcing those laws.

 

According to news reports, the presiding criminal judge had previously threatened to begin release those defendant who were not be transported to their court dates but has since backed away from taking that action.  Apparently, the court never intended on compromising public safety by taking such a drastic measure, but needed to raise the issue just to get the sheriff’s attention.  Whether the county taxpayers will need to continue funding the unnecessary court costs occasioned by the Sheriff’s gamesmanship remains to be seen.

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