4th suspect arrested in Phoenix officer shooting


Video report by Natalie Brand

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 10:06 AM

PHOENIX -- The fourth suspect in a robbery on New Year's Eve has been arrested in New York City, according to Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia.

William Herbert Mayes was taken into custody Tuesday at approximately 11:00 p.m. by officers from the New York City Police Department. He's being held on an arrest warrant for conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

"When an officer is shot and a citizen is shot, the boundaries of policing do not end in the city of Phoenix, neither does justice," said Chief Garcia. "Our coordination with law enforcement agencies across the United States was paramount for us to make the final arrest."

The robbery resulted in the shooting of Officer Scott Sefranka and Phillip Grigg. Grigg is a Maricopa County Sheriff's Department posse member.

At a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, Chief Garcia also announced that Officer Sefranka has been released from the hospital and his condition continues to improve.

Grigg is still in critical condition.

3 plead not guilty in Phoenix holdup shooting case

Three men have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a robbery at a Phoenix strip club and the subsequent shooting of a police officer and a civilian on New Year's Eve.

One of the men, Jason Beau Keep believed his former employer had up to $500,000 in the safe. The plot fell apart when the suspects spotted a large crowd outside the club, police said.

The thieves, authorities say, instead followed two employees and robbed them of $18,000 outside a nearby restaurant before their confrontation with the officer and the volunteer sheriff's posse member.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokeswoman says Roger Allen Sharp and David Lee Murray Jr., entered not guilty pleas to robbery and other charges.

A not-guilty plea was entered for Keep after he waived appearing in court Wednesday on an armed robbery charge.

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