Friday, June 6, 2008

Coolidge man sentenced 12 years prison

 Florence, AZ – A 57 year-old Coolidge man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on June 3, 2008, having been convicted of aggravated assault in early May.

      Ronnie Hursey and his brother went to a Wal-Mart store, located on Hunt Highway in Queen Creek. Hursey was observed by security guards attempting to steal a computer.

      As Ronnie Hursey attempted to leave the store, security guards attempted to stop him and his brother from leaving and Hursey became violent with them.

      Security guards at Wal-Mart said Hursey brandished a knife against them saying "I am going to cut you up!"

      Store employees alerted the Pinal County Sheriff's Department and the two men were stopped about two miles south of the store. Sheriff's deputies discovered a knife in Ronnie Hursey's pocket.