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7/17/2013 2:58:00 PM
Standoff leads to felony trespassing charge
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An hours-ling standoff on Tuesday ended with the arrest of Thomas Gray on felony trespassing charges.
Matt Hinshaw/The Daily Courier
An hours-ling standoff on Tuesday ended with the arrest of Thomas Gray on felony trespassing charges.
Thomas Gray
Thomas Gray

Prescott police arrested Richard E. Gray, 67, of Prescott Wednesday night on felony charges of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest after he illegally entered a bank-owned home in the 800 block of Black Drive and refused to leave, Prescott Police Lt. Ken Morley said.

A local real estate agent representing the bank called the Prescott Police Department at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday after he learned about the situation, Morley said.

When officers arrived at the home at 1:15 p.m., they found a broken window, and called to the person inside the home, later identified as Gray.

Gray wore a handgun in a holster on his hip, put his hand on his weapon when officers confronted him, refused to comply with their requests, and challenged the officers' authority, Morley said.

The officers then backed away from the home.

"Patrol officers established a perimeter on the house and used a PA to call to Mr. Gray asking him to come out of the house," Morley said. "This lasted for several hours until the Prescott Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics team arrived to take over the incident."

Negotiators spoke with Gray by telephone for almost two hours, Morley said.

Around 8 p.m., Gray left the house and moved toward the SWAT officers, refusing to comply with officers' directions, Morley said.

Officers were not sure if Gray was still armed, so they shot sage (rubber baton) rounds to subdue him.

"After being hit by the rubber rounds several times in the lower body, Mr. Gray fell to the ground," Morley said. "He was eventually subdued and taken into custody."

Gray refused medical treatment at the scene, was taken to the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde, and booked on a local warrant and charges related to this incident.

The final list of charges, including felony criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, is being reviewed by Prescott Police investigators and the Yavapai County Attorney's Office, Morley said.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013
Article comment by: D D

The Political Corporate Oligarchy is not subjected to the Law.
The Banks have committed crimes!
The banks and their bankster leaders who own the government and the police are "too big to fail." They are also, "too big to indict fr crimes." Why don't you look at the facts.
Police are simply the errand boys sent by the grocer to collect. To Punish and Extort is their role.
The Politicians and Corporate Oligopoly are an organized crime syndicate.

Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Article comment by: Sir Robert Peel

Textbook tactics, officers. Very professional. You saved his life despite his efforts to endanger the public, the officers, and himself. Great job!

Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Article comment by: Zig E.

By any chance was the home his ? Before the bank seized it that is.

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