County Attorney Press Release
Earlier today, a La Paz County jury convicted Jerry Meyer, 65, of Ehrenberg, AZ, of resisting arrest. Meyer faces up to two years in prison. Meyer will be sentenced on December 13, 2010.
The case was heard over two days in La Paz County Superior Court with Judge Michael Burke presiding. The case was prosecuted by County Attorney Sam Vederman.
On April 11, 2010, Dep. Lon Curtis made contact with Meyer and told him that he would be arrested for disorderly conduct if he did not leave the scene and stop looking for a person he alleged had assaulted him earlier in the evening. Meyer refused to leave the scene and indicated that he was going to continue to look for the person who had assaulted him. Dep. Curtis then warned Meyer that he would be arrested if he did not cease his activities and leave the scene. Meyer then told Dep. Curtis to arrest him. Dep. Curtis told Meyer he was under arrest and attempted to handcuff Meyer. Meyer then refused to comply with orders and began to resist arrest by being combative.