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Charges filed by PCAO related to U-Haul case
 
Date: 8/16/2013
    
Charges filed by PCAO related to U-Haul case
As a result of the fifth arrest involved with the U-Haul human trafficking case, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles stated, “The follow-up investigation by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Phoenix Police Department is outstanding by any standard. The investigation remains aggressive and dogged as law enforcement continue snapping up every member of the cell and its leaders.  We will honor their efforts by matching them with a prosecution every bit as vigorous.”
 
Below, please find charging information for the individuals arrested related to the case.  All of the following individuals listed below are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 
1. Elizabeth Kay, arrested on 7/8/13; Information filed on 07/16/13.
 
Ct. 1:  1st degree murder, felony murder
 
Cts. 2-7:  Kidnapping
 
Ct. 8:  Human smuggling
 
2.  Nathan Lamb, arrested on 7/8/13; Information filed on 07/16/13.
 
Ct. 1:  1st degree murder, felony murder
 
Cts. 2-7:  Kidnapping
 
Ct. 8:  Human smuggling
 
3.   Yolanda Banda, arrested on 7/17/13; Indictment filed on 7/24/13.
 
Ct. 1:   2nd degree murder
 
Ct. 2: Human Smuggling
 
4.  Gerad Punch, arrested on 7/18/13; Indictment filed on 7/24/13.
 
Ct. 1:  1st degree murder, felony murder or in the alternative 2nd degree murder
 
Cts. 2-7: Kidnapping
 
Ct. 8: Human Smuggling 
 
5.   Enrique Velasquez Morales was arrested on Tuesday, 8/13/13 and remains in custody in Maricopa County.  He will be extradited to Pinal County, where the Pinal County Attorney’s Office continues reviewing charges.
 
6.   The 6th subject is outstanding and a warrant has been issued for their arrest.
 
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Jim Knupp
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