The Yuma County Prosecutor has filed a criminal complaint with the Yuma
Municipal Court charging Pastor Steven Anderson with Disorderly Conduct
(A1) Fighting and the court issued a warrant for his arrest.
This undoubtedly is linked to an incident in a Round Table pizza parlor in Yuma on August 5th, in which two border patrol agents who had sat down to eat pizza were video taped being asked for their identification and if they were US citizens. A classic
. (There was no splicing...that was the true length of the event.)
While the border patrol agents did not press charges, the camera man and one bystander (Jason Shelton and Charles Gillespie respectively) were charged with the same crime, arrested and later released that day with the complainant the manager of the restaurant.
Since I witnessed this event, I can verify to all that Pastor Anderson was not involved and this seems like a retaliatory action on the part of the prosecutor who the same day he filed the complaint against Mr. Anderson, had his last hearing regarding Mr. Anderson not go so well...though they put off a decision until Sept. 29. The sworn court complaint should prove interesting reading. As should the police report it must be based upon.
I can also say the two defendants above who were arrested did not do anything
that warranted their being charged under disorderly conduct, except it is the boilerplate used by cops in Arizona when they are arresting you even though they have no cause.
I know there are many people who despise Pastor Anderson for his stance on gays and President Obama, but ticky tacky malicious prosecution of the three above should bother all since it can be used on you just as easily.
|M-1441-CR-2009001804 || STEVEN
ANDERSON || DEFENDANT || 07/1981 || TEMPE,
AZ 85282 || Yuma
|Case Number:||M-1441-CR-2009001804 |
OF AZ VS ANDERSON STEVEN||Category:||Criminal |
|Court:||Yuma Municipal||Filing Date:||08/26/2009|
|STEVEN ANDERSON DEFENDANT - D 1 ||Date of Birth:
| NONE || 1 || DISORDERLY
CONDUCT-FIGHTING || |
| 08/31/2014 || CAL:
WARRANT REVIEW - 5 YEAR || D
| 08/31/2009 || PRE-ADJ
WARRANT ISSUED || D
| 08/31/2009 || FORM:
WARRANT || D
| 08/26/2009 || COMPLAINT
FILED-PROSECUTOR || D