Brothers accused of interfering in 2 MCSO casesPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX - Two brothers were arrested after allegedly interfering with a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigation on animal crimes.
MCSO says the two brothers, 19-year-old Alfonso Dominguez and 27-year-old Francisco Dominguez, interfered with another sheriff's office investigation two weeks ago.
On Wednesday a sheriff's deputy was flagged down by someone who alerted him of a dog attack. A pack of pit bulls were reportedly attacking a 40-pound dog that was chained to a fence at Poncho's Auto Yard, in the 2800 block of W. Broadway Road.
Deputies were able to subdue the pack of dogs so they could free the injured dog.
As deputies left the scene they say the two Dominguez brothers pulled up to the business and interfered with the investigation. Alfonso reportedly ripped the notice of investigation off the gated fence and yelled he was calling a lawyer.
After several attempts to communicate with the suspects, Alfonso "aggressively" approached a deputy and he was taken into custody.
During Sheriff Joe's latest crime and illegal immigration sweep a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Alfonso Dominguez and his brother, Francisco, again interfered with the investigation.
Alfonso faces charges of disorderly conduct and was cited for a civil traffic violation and Francisco faces disorderly conduct charges.