County Attorney Press Release
On December 8th, 2011, a La Paz County jury convicted Karen Denice Herrin, 57, of Quartzsite, AZ, of Resisting Arrest.
Herrin faces a maximum of two years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Herrin was tried in La Paz County Superior Court with Judge Michael Burke presiding and was acquitted of assaulting the police officer.
Herrin was a suspect in a criminal damage investigation at an RV Park in Quartzsite, AZ on August 17, 2010. When an officer went to her residence to question her about the criminal damage complaint, Herrin became uncooperative and began to fight with the officer when he attempted to arrest her.
La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman prosecuted the case and the case was investigated by Officer Ruben Villafana of the Quartzsite Police Department.
Herrin is scheduled to be sentenced on January 9th, 2012.