A Maricopa teen has been arrested on several charges stemming from alleged assaults at Copper Sky earlier this month, after which videos were posted on social media allegedly showing him bragging about the incident.
Maricopa Police arrested 19-year-old Willie Lofton Oct. 7 on charges of assault, aggravated assault and criminal damage after allegedly starting multiple fights at Copper Sky on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5.
The first incident, according to MPD reports, occurred around 10 p.m. Oct. 4 when Lofton allegedly struck another individual in the face causing a concussion and multiple abrasions.
The MPD report alleges Lofton admitted assaulting the male individual after the victim said to Lofton, “Don’t stand by me like we cool.”
The following day, Oct. 5, at 11:15 a.m., multiple videos were posted to Lofton’s Facebook page allegedly showing Lofton bragging about the incidents while pointing out blood stains on the concrete near what appears to the be the Copper Sky skate park, and additional blood stains on his shoes.
The person filming, who police believe to be Lofton, can be heard saying “this is what I do for a living, knocking n—- out.”
The second incident also allegedly occurred at Copper Sky, roughly 11 hours after the videos were posted.
This time, according to the MPD report, Lofton allegedly began fighting several people at the park, striking one individual in the back of the head and then throwing “landscaping rocks” at a car as it drove away, causing damage to the vehicle.
According to multiple witnesses, the report says, Lofton then allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband, pointed it at a group of people and told them “he was going to kill them all.”
When police responded, Lofton fled the scene with several of his associates.
Two days later, on Oct. 7, information obtained during the investigation led to Lofton’s arrest. During a post-arrest interview, the reports says, Lofton allegedly admitted to both incidents.
He was ultimately arrested on warrants related to theft and marijuana possession, and charged with two counts of assault (class 1 misdemeanors), one count of aggravated assault (class 2 felony) and one count of criminal damage.
If convicted, Lofton could face up to 21 years in prison.
He is currently being held on a $13,500 bond at the Pinal County Adult Detention Center, and is awaiting a bond hearing on Oct. 13.