Information was supplied by law enforcement and describes recent arrests and charges. All defendants are presumed innocent.
Dravon Ames (Courtesy: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Dravon Ames, a man whose encounter with Phoenix police officers sparked controversy over the officers' use of force, has been arrested for speeding. Read more.
Vamba Mamadee Donzo
Police say 36-year-old Vamba Mamadee Donzo was arrested after a Phoenix man was fatally stabbed more than 80 times. Read more.
Lance Nikola Suer
Sheriff's say 26-year-old Lance Suer was arrested after authorities seized nearly 200 pills laced with fentanyl in Arizona. Read more.
Tevin Biles-Thomas, the 24-year-old brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, was charged in connection to a New Year's Even shooting in Ohio that left three people dead and two others injured. Read more.
Ricky Soqui, 32, was arrested by Glendale Police and accused of assaulting a 27-year-old veteran who just returned to the Valley from Afghanistan. Read more
Michelle Lee Light, 44, is pictured in a booking photo. (Photo credit: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)
Michelle Lee Light, 44, was arrested in the death of her 19-month-old grandson, who swallowed and overdosed on methadone, police say. Read more.
Jennifer Ditchoff (left) and Silvia Ledezma-Lopez (right) are facing several charges for allegedly running a house of prostitution disguised as a spa in the West Valley. Read more
Lucas Mauritzen, 38, who's been charged in the beating death of his mother allegedly told a neighbor he had to "put her down." Read more.
Gordon Golding, 53, is accused of luring two teenage girls who he met on social media, getting them drunk or high and then attacking them. Read more.
The Office of the Arizona Attorney General says a state grand jury indicted 34-year-old Vladimir Rodriguez and 23-year-old Fabian Tomas Montoya Renteria on charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation. Read more.
Ashley Elizabeth Catron (left) and Frederick Anthony Frink (right) are accused of aggravated child abuse in the starvation death of their three-year-old boy. Read more
Police say 14-year-old Aaron Chavez has been booked into jail on felony murder, burglary and armed robbery charges in connection to the shooting of a man who was coming home from work and found his home was being burglarized. Read more.
Juan Rodriguez Gonzalez, 31, was arrested after police say he left his 1-year-old son alone in a car outside a Peoria apartment complex. Read more.
Paul Trujillo, 31, was arrested after he reportedly stole 22 boxes of ice cream bars from a New Mexico Dairy Queen. Read more.
David Posey (file)
David Posey is accused of shooting his stepfather after the pair got into an argument in Avondale. Read more.
Luis Delgado (file)
Luis Delgado is accused of punching and choking his own children. Read more.
Taylor Gary (file)
Taylor Gary, 24, is accused of locking her kids in their bedroom with no air conditioning or food so she could go to work. Read more.
Eugene Bergener, 50, and Moranda Young, 32, are pictured in booking photos. (Photo: Canyon County Jail)
Officers in Idaho arrested Eugene Bergener, 50, and Moranda Young, 32, on Aug. 15 after police conducted a welfare check and found the two, along with four children, living in the home infested with cockroaches and spiders. Read More.
19-year-old Jada Blake was arrested after police say she punched a pregnant woman at a Chick-fil-A. Read more.
Authorities in Florida arrested Carly Bryan and Eric Miller for child neglect after an infant was found with severe injuries. Read more.
Sara Ann Perry is accused of shoving an emaciated dog into the trunk of her car. Read more.
Investigators say Brian Stanley wrapped a teenage boy in plastic wrap, covered his eyes and mouth with masking tape and left him in a church's janitorial room alone for an hour before letting him go. Read more.
As the murder trial for Joseph Oberhansley, 38, began, prosecutors went into grizzly details recounting the stalking, rape and murder of Oberhansley’s girlfriend just before Oberhansley allegedly cut open her chest and ate her heart and brain. Read more.
Police arrested John Linartz, Charles Ardito, Richard Butler, Daniel Dobbins, ranging in age between 62 and 85 who were allegedly engaged in sexual activity at a park. Read more.
Men arriving at a home with the expectation of meeting a woman were instead beaten, robbed and even tortured, police say. Four suspects, Carina Bailon, Melissa Long, Thomas Nolasco and Joshua Rodriguez have been arrested and a warrant is out for a fifth suspect. Read more.
Jennifer Vaughn was arrested for allegedly pouring scalding water on a 2-year-old girl’s feet because she said she was having “a bad day,” according to the family and officials. Read more.
Police say a confrontation over topless sunbathing on a beach in front of a child ended with Anna Lee Halderman's arrest. Read more.
Arthur Hernandez is accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl at a church. Read more.
Rendi Renee Kurtz was arrested after police say she was found passed out in a car's driver's seat with her child in the backseat. Read more.
Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo is accused of beating a 75-year-old woman, dousing her with a chemical and setting her on fire. Read more.
Panagiotis Karamanlis is accused of domestic battery and child abuse and police say a young girl stabbed him because he was beating her mother. Read more.
Ronnie Shane Winans is accused of tying a 6-year-old boy to a garage door and hitting the child with a hammer. Read more.
Tristan Scott Wix, Brandon Wagshol and James Reardon, Jr. were arrested after police say they were planning separate mass shootings in three states. Read more.
Lorraine Nila is accused of shooting and killing her boyfriend after an argument. Read more.
Brian Williamson, a convicted sex offender, is now facing federal charges after he allegedly approached an 8-year-old girl with cookies, a condom and a box cutter in his pocket. Read more.
William Patrick Williams, 19, allegedly contemplated a mass shooting and was charged by criminal complaint with making false statements to a federally-licensed firearms dealer. Read more.
Bryanna Noelle McKnight is accused of burglarizing a woman's home while the homeowner was out of town. Read more
Jaimie Nicole Cassell, 23, was arrested for allegedly leaving her two children inside a hot car while she went inside a supermarket to buy baby food. Read more
Police charged Wendy Alberty, a 49-year-old bus driver, with unlawful restraint and other offenses after they say she locked a passenger in the vehicle's luggage compartment. Read more.
Deputies arrested 31-year-old Wayne Lee Padgett after they say he called a Florida Walmart saying that he was going to "shoot up" the store. Read more.
23-year-old Isaak Corrales is accused of luring a 15-year-old girl. Read more
Police arrested 22-year-old Ramon Carrasco after they say he caused a deadly car accident at Williams Drive and Miller Road in Scottsdale. Read more.
Police say a woman used burning hot grease to defend herself against Larondrick Macklin who was allegedly trying to enter her home with a gun. Read more.
El Paso Police arrested 21-year-old Patrick Crusius after he opened fire at a local shopping mall killing 20 people and injuring 26. Read more.
Tempe police say 29-year-old Kristian Doak was arrested on assault and disorderly conduct charges after getting into a fight with another person at the Elizabeth Warren town hall at the Marquee Theater. Read more.
24-year-old Chad Eben Jobe has been charged with kidnapping and resisting arrest after he fled from police in Phoenix and made his way onto a private school campus. Read more
35-year-old Michael Lukas was arrested after police say he violently beat his mother's 16-year-old Border Collie to death. Read more.
Police say Lanesia Lee, 41, broke into a woman's home and cooked herself a meal in the kitchen while wearing the homeowner's clothes. Read more.
Minh Hoa Truong, 57, was arrested after police say he molested a young boy at a Mesa nail salon. Read more.
Paul Dixon, a 43-year-old man who's already serving a life sentence for murder, has been arrested in the death of a cellmate. Read more.
David Krystyniak, 47, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of his mother who police say was found with her hand hanging out of a trash can inside the home they both lived in. Read more.