Yesterday (Thursday) a Gila County jury found 32 year old Wesley Reed guilty of aggravated assault, criminal trespass, threats and intimidation and criminal damage.
Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores presented the case to the jury.
On October 16, 2010 the former Young resident threatened his grandmother with a knife. He also threatened to kill his mother and grandmother separately from his use of the knife. Reed’s grandmother ordered him out of the houise. He left but came back later and banged and kicked at the front door. He then entered the home through a window.
Reed has 5 prior felony convictions and this offense was committed while he was on parole from his most recent conviction.
Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores says it is fortunate that no one was hurt, but a situation like this can easily escalate to where law enforcement is responding to a homicide or a victim with serious injuries. She says no one deserves to be subjected to this behavior. Anyone who is a victim of domestic violence should call local law enforcement immediately.
Because of his extensive criminal history, Reed is facing a minimum of 7.5 years, and a maximum of almost 19 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections.
Wesley Reed is currently at large. Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should contact the Gila County Sheriff’s Office at 928-425-4449.