Man jailed on other charges after attack kills deputy

Posted 10/14/21

PHOENIX (AP) — A man who was the subject of a manhunt in the fatal beating of a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital and booked into jail on charges stemming from …

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Man jailed on other charges after attack kills deputy

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PHOENIX (AP) — A man who was the subject of a manhunt in the fatal beating of a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy has been released from a hospital and booked into jail on charges stemming from earlier incidents.

Clinton Hurley, 30, was booked into the Pinal County jail in Florence and appeared remotely Wednesday before a Maricopa County Superior Court commissioner. Hurley wasn't eligible for release pending trial because he's accused of violating probation, a court document said.

Hurley was hospitalized late Saturday after being shot and wounded during an encounter with a Tonopah homeowner.

He was sought much of Saturday after Deputy Juan Ruiz was attacked and left unconscious while processing Hurley at a sheriff's substation. Hurley fled in the deputy's patrol vehicle, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Saturday.

Ruiz died Monday after being removed from life support.

Hurley was on probation from a 2012 case in which he served time in prison after pleading guilty to attempted child molestation, according to court and prison records, and he is also charged with theft of means of transportation in a May incident.

Prosecutors didn't immediately charge Hurley in the attack on Ruiz, County Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jennifer Liewer said Thursday.

Hurley is represented by a lawyer for the county Office of the Legal Defender. A call for comment on behalf of Hurley was referred to a supervisor, Rhonda O'Neal, who did not immediately call back.

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