Documents: Man stole guns, truck in deadly Scottsdale burglary

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Anthony David Stephens wings. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Anthony David Stephens wings. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Anthony David Stephens. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Anthony David Stephens. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
Police said this is a surveillance picture of the suspect. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department) Police said this is a surveillance picture of the suspect. (Source: Scottsdale Police Department)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Newly released court documents show a homeless man accused of killing a Scottsdale man inside his home stole guns and a truck from the victim.

Anthony David Stephens was arrested on Monday on multiple charges. He faced a judge who told him he would be held without bond in the case.

According to court paperwork, Stephens was seen on surveillance video from another house with a black metal rod approaching other houses and knocking on doors around 9 a.m. in the neighborhood of near Scottsdale Road and McKellips Street on Sunday.

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He was reportedly seen walking toward the house of Charles Jackson, Sr. Police believe he was able to get into the house because the back door doesn't lock. The 58-year-old was apparently asleep at the time. 

Police said Stephens shot Jackson Sr. in the head and stole a black leather fanny pack that contained Jackson's truck and house keys, wallet and a Ruger .22 caliber pistol. A silver .44 caliber revolver with a wooden grip was also stolen.

Investigators believe Stephens drove off in Jackson's white truck.

Jackson's wife had left earlier that morning to go to a swap meet in Phoenix. 

When she returned around 11:15 a.m., she noticed his truck was gone and that the gate by the garage that leads to the backyard was open. She noticed inside the house that various items were out of place. When she went into Jackson, Sr.'s room, she saw he had facial injuries and was unresponsive. There was also a large pool of blood under his head. She called 911 and started CPR.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Scottsdale PD: Body found inside home]

Jackson, Sr. was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later found the victim's truck near Country Club Drive and Main Street early Monday morning, court documents said. Police found the victim's cell phone inside the truck.

Scottsdale police called Mesa police who said they had a suspect who was arrested three blocks from where the truck was found on trespassing charges.

That suspect turned out to be Stephens, court paperwork said. He was arrested in the same clothes that were seen on the surveillance video and his shoe print matched one made at Jackon's house, court documents said.

When police searched the alleyway between where Stephens was arrested and where he spotted trespassing, they said they found a black leather fanny pack containing a Ruger .22 caliber pistol in a dumpster. Next to it was a black backpack that contained a silver colored .44 caliber revolver with a wooden grip and Jackson's keys and wallet.

Court documents said Stephens denied the allegations and made suicidal statements.

He reportedly has an extensive criminal history, including violent felonies and is said to be homeless and not have a job.

Stephens was booked on one count of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of theft of means of transportation, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon and another weapon charge.

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