PHOENIX (AP) - A California attorney who walked out of jail after a murder case against him in Arizona was dismissed says he felt shock and thrill when learning a judge threw out a jury's guilty verdict against him. Robert Fischer says the likelihood of a judge overturning a jury verdict and granting a new trial is low. But he says he believed, as the judge said in granting him a new trial, that his case's evidence didn't support the verdict.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A man is in custody for allegedly taking a small Tempe city bus for a joyride before it crashed into a wall. The bus was reported stolen while it was left running at the city transit center yesterday morning. Police say 21-year-old Patric Moonie is being held on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and criminal trespass.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - A man being held in a Phoenix jail on suspicion of stealing copper wire is facing similar charges in Yavapai County. An arrest warrant was issued Monday by Yavapai County Sheriff's investigators for 25-year-old Ronald Moore. A sheriff's detective discovered Moore recently sold wire to a scrap metal dealer that allegedly was an exact match to the wire stolen. It was unclear yesterday if Moore has an attorney.
PARKER, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have recaptured a homicide suspect who escaped two days ago from the Colorado River Indian Tribes jail in western Arizona. FBI officials announced yesterday afternoon that 25-year-old Mickey Anderson was back in custody, but further details about his capture weren't immediately released.
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