Crossing railroad tracks on a bicycle earned a man a ride to the jail in handcuffs, but not for a potential trespassing offense.
Brent E. Justin was riding a bicycle in the area of Garvey Avenue and John Wayne Parkway about 4:05 p.m. on March 13 in Maricopa when a city officer parked near a business on West Edwards Avenue observed him cross the railroad tracks and ride north toward Escalada Avenue, according to police.
Another police officer responding to the scene stopped Justin to advise he was not permitted to cross the tracks there and that he could be cited for trespassing, according to a probable cause statement.
But a warrant check on Justin showed a fully extraditable warrant from the Gila River Police Department on homicide charges, according to the probable cause statement.
InMaricopa.com contacted the Gila River Police Department on Wednesday afternoon for information regarding the incident in the Gila River Indian Community, but that information has not yet been provided. This story will be updated with additional information, if the case report is made available.
Justin was arrested and taken to the Pinal County Jail, but online records indicate he is no longer being held there. He also does not turn up in an online search of federal inmates.