Man accused of pointing a handgun arrested


A man wearing a ski mask was arrested on suspicion of running up to another man and pointing a handgun at him on Jan. 12, according to Maricopa police. 

Treveon Smiley, 19, was booked into Pinal County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault and weapons misconduct, police said. 

Maricopa police were dispatched at 6:37 p.m. to the area of West Kristal Lane and Maricopa Groves Parkway on a report of an aggravated assault. 

Officers contacted the reporting party, who said he was returning from his neighborhood run when he saw three males standing on the corner of North Gabriel Path and West Kristal Lane. He reported that he crossed the street and passed the three, the probable-cause statement said. 

The reporting party told officers that he heard somebody running up behind him, so he turned around and found a man wearing a ski mask, believed to be Smiley, pointing a black handgun at him, police said. The gunman reportedly said, “What you f****** with, bro-key?” The reporting party ran home and called authorities, in fear of being shot. 

Four days later, on Jan. 16, Maricopa police were called to the park near West Kristal Lane and West Kimberly Lane by the original reporting party’s father, who said a man at the park matched the description of the suspected man on Jan. 12, the probable-cause statement said. 

According to the probable-cause statement, officers arrived at the park and contacted Smiley, who was wearing a red ski mask on his head. Smiley’s sweatshirt was found on a park bench, where a witness reported seeing him place it before police arrived. Inside the hoodie, police found a black handgun that matched the original reporting party’s description.