Teen violence: 2 more suspects indicted, officials with MCAO say

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell has announced two more indictments in connection with a teen violence incident that happened over a year ago.

In a statement published on their website, officials with MCAO identified the two suspects indicted as 17-year-old Tyler Allen Freeman and 18-year-old William Owen Hines.

"The two defendants are accused of assaulting a victim at a party on November 22, 2022," read a part of the statement.

Tyler Freeman (left) and William Hines (right)

Tyler Freeman (left) and William Hines (right)

An MCAO spokesperson said Freeman is accused of the following:

  • Aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, a Class 3 dangerous felony
  • Aggravated Assault, a Class 6 felony
  • Assault, a Class 3 misdemeanor

The spokesperson also said Hines is accused of a count of felony aggravated assault.

"The indictments announced for the defendants above are independent of the submittals received for the death of 16-year-old Preston Lord," read a portion of the statement.

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2 more people have been arrested, according to Gilbert Police officials, in connection with a teen violence incident that happened over a year ago in the East Valley town.

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For months, various communities in Arizona have been dealing with violent incidents involving teens, with at least one incident, as mentioned above, having a deadly outcome.

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The deadly incident happened in Queen Creek in October 2023, and Queen Creek Police detectives are investigating the case.

The announcement by MCAO came a day after three people, including a 17-year-old, were indicted in connection with a teen violence incident that happened at a parking garage in Gilbert.