Tucson headlines: SV homicide arrest; Jeep rollover; Benson fatal accident; PCSD chopper approved

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- Cochise County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 21-year-old Robert Bond Monday in connection with two stabbing deaths at a house party last month.

They charged bond with two counts of first degree murder.

He's accused of fatally stabbing two men, and cutting another's face in a knife attack.

Deputies also arrested 19-year-old Taylor Wayne Philips back on August 22, and charged him with aggravated assault and attempted murder.

No other suspects are wanted but the investigation continues.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tuesday afternoon a Jeep was struck by a car at Grant Road and First Avenue.  The Jeep rolled over and the driver was ejected from the vehicle onto the road.

The driver of the Jeep was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries along with two other passengers.


BENSON, Ariz. -- And another car accident turned fatal early Tuesday morning on I-10 near Benson.

DPS says a car going west with no headlights on veered into a tractor trailer in the next lane, causing the car to swerve into the median and roll over.

The semi driver was not hurt, but the crash ejected 33-year-old Antonio Sixto Perfecto from the car, killing him.

The driver and five other passengers got out of the wreck and fled on foot.  Three of them returned to the crash site and were taken to UMC.

The driver and remaining passenger never came back.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tuesday morning the Pima County Board of Supervisors gave the green light for a new helicopter for the sheriff's department.

The new chopper will replace the one destroyed when it crashed back in January of last year, killing the pilot and injuring three others.

At a cost of $2.5 million, the new one will be able to do a lot more too.

And it's all paid for by grants and by seized drug money.