Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles
Lando Voyles

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Pinal County
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Florence, AZ 85132


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Inmate, lawyer face gang, murder, money laundering charges
“We continue to take the fight directly to those criminal organizations breeding perpetual violence and drug-related criminal activity,” Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said in a statement.
Voyles: No need for marijuana in society
“People don’t realize that with a Schedule One drug, it puts it in a category where Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the FDA have both stated it has zero medical use,” Voyles said. “That hasn’t changed. They have not come out and issued a new set of rules, it still doesn’t have a medical use.”
Authorities search for driver in deadly hit-and-run .
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said, "When innocent life is snatched from a family and a community, it's a moral and legal duty for those with knowledge to call authorities to help bring justice to all of us." Some witnesses have come forward, according to Pinal County Attorney’s office but investigators are seeking more information in hopes of providing the whole truth about the incident to the victim’s family.
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.”
Pinal County Attorney begins 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest
Pinal County Attorney’s Lando Voyles proudly announces the kickoff of the 23rd Annual Pinal County Attorney’s Office 2014 Anti-Drug Poster Contest.
Pinal County Attorney's Office compiling list of cops with questionable integrity
The Pinal County Attorney’s Office is creating an easier and more efficient way to comply with a 1963 U.S. Supreme Court ruling requiring prosecutors to disclose evidence to defense attorneys.
Transforming the county attorney’s office in six months
Lando Voyles, County Attorney, Pinal County, encountered more than he expected upon taking office. First, he had to replace a culture that under his predecessor, James Walsh, placed an emphasis on plea bargaining, i.e., plea bargaining to the extent that over 60 percent of defendants, regardless of crimes committed, received probation.
Pet therapy program for at-risk kids awarded $10,000
Gabriel’s Angels has received $10,000 for its at-risk youth programs in Pinal County. The money was directed to the group by Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles from funds his office receives through the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly known as RICO.
Gabriel Soza from Mesa claims 'spirits' made him sexually assualt his step-daughter
On Monday, Gabriel Soza received the maximum sentence of 27 years in prison and two consecutive lifetime terms of probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting his step-daughter.
Hope Women’s Center opens its doors
Voyles was on hand to donate a check for $8,960 to the center from the RICO Community Outreach Fund. RICO funds come from law enforcement work where assets are forfeited by criminals and then used in accordance with state and federal guidelines. “When we get money back from the criminals it’s even more rewarding to give it back to the communities and programs that need it,” Voyles said.
Sitter facing murder charge
The arrest warrant July 16 was the result of a months-long investigation of the death of Valerie Frias, 17 months, of Florence. The child died from injuries received while in the care of Jones, 34, in March, Florence police said in an announcement of the arrest.
Florence dad arrested for allegedly abusing 4-year-old daughter while high on 4/20
Officials have arrested Joshua Angell, 31, for allegedly abusing his 4-year-old daughter while high on marijuana. According to a report from Pinal County, the incident occurred on April 20 while Angell was celebrating the "holiday" by smoking marijuana.
Abdullatif Ali Aldosary, Arizona Bombing Suspect Charged With Previous Murder
"Today is the beginning of the attempt to seek justice for the victims," Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said at a news conference attended by Maricopa police, the victim's relatives and officials from the FBI.
Voyles, citing security issues, forgoes email
A security breach could happen at any time, Voyles said. Two months ago, a county employee from a different department inadvertently logged on to a county attorney’s computer, with access to sensitive documents and secret information. Next time, it could be lives on the line, he said. “The county is saying my attorney-client privilege isn’t necessary and they are saying the lives of the deputies aren’t worth enough,” he said. “I know those are strong words, but I have to say them.”
Maricopa detective arrested for stealing $1,300
Authorities say the Pinal County Sheriff's Office was tipped off by Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles. They teamed up with the FBI after they were made aware of many irregularities with the detective's activities on duty.
Letter to the Editor, Voyles
For the past six months, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office made clear to criminals facing mandatory prison sentences that we offer no sanctuary for their dangerous crimes by pleading them down to probation — between January and May of this year, 100 percent of the cases charged by my office carrying a mandatory prison charge received a prison sentence.
More anti-auto theft funds secured
At a press conference Monday morning, Salata, along with Pinal County sheriff Paul Babeu, County attorney Lando Voyles and Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley, discussed how a correction to the state budget will benefit law enforcement efforts.
Florence planning board against medical marijuana dispensary site
“Schedule 1 means (a drug) has no medical value whatsoever,” Voyles said. “This also violates your own city ordinance — chapter 152 — which says that (the dispensary) cannot be within 660 feet of any public library or any religious facility. “You have the Behavioral Systems Southwest, which, in part, is a religious facility, and you also have within 660 feet the public law library over at the courthouse,” Voyles said.
Florence man Danny Davis arrested for shooting at 4 people with possible racist motive
“Every Hispanic person, whether living here illegallyor legally, in Pinal County victimized by an unjustified, violent hate crimewill be protected by the rule of law, as will the brave Pinal County deputy whoresponded to this heinous crime. My office sought to have the court hold thisdefendant without bond as a threat to the community and we will prosecute himto the fullest extent of the law.”
Voyles: Pot smokers ‘support the killing of Americans’
“Mexican drug cartels’ funding depends on the US’ demand for marijuana among other illegal drugs, but marijuana remains their most profitable means,” the statement said. “To believe legalization of marijuana would somehow cripple their organized criminal activities is 100 percent false and dangerous thinking. Cartel cannabis can always be produced cheaper than ‘regulated reefer’ and legalization would serve to only increase competition and likely violence.”
Giving dominates Little League closing ceremony
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and County Attorney Lando Voyles were on hand Saturday to help celebrate the successful season. Babeu donated $5,000 from Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) funds, and Voyles, a Maricopa resident, gave $5,001 in RICO monies.
Babeu, Voyles honor deputies before Diamondbacks game
Sheriff Paul Babeu and Pinal County attorney Lando Voyles presented medals to each deputy for their service, in front of hundreds of PCSO employees and their family members.
23-year-old Pinal County man sentenced to 40 years for multiple acts of child abuse
"Voiceless victims, such as children, require, deserve and will receive my tireless dedication ensuring justice for them and I will continue to work hard removing dangerous and violent offenders from our streets and neighborhoods.”
Pinal team to help Okla. tornado victims
The devastation and heartbreak seen this week in Oklahoma was something all too familiar for Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles and his family.
Motherhood rediscovered: Moms reconnect with kids thanks to recovery program
This year the center fundraiser, held last month, netted about $62,000, Cope said, including $10,000 donations from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and the Pinal County Attorney’s Office. The Attorney’s Office also donated another $20,000 to Teen Challenge Global, according to Cope.
Arizona City TRIAD seeks new leader
Interested individuals should attend the next AC TRIAD meeting, Friday, June 7, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room at the AC Fire Station, 14022 S. Sunland Gin Road.
Child Abuse Prevention event observed
ELOY — Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month was observed in April by the two organizations that are heavily involved in child abuse cases, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office Family Advocacy Center, based in Eloy, and Against Abuse Inc., based in Casa Grande.
Board of supervisors: Board listens to pitch for greater court security
At a board meeting last month, County attorney Lando Voyles told the supervisors his deputy attorneys were “literally in fear” due to dangerous episodes in the county courts.
Pinal Co. Superior Court Judge Johnson announces retirement
PINAL COUNTY, AZ (CBS5) - Judge Boyd T. Johnson is retiring after nearly two decades on the Pinal County Superior Court bench.
Man accused of threatening schools, employees in Superior
SUPERIOR, Ariz. -- Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles has filed charges against a 39-year-old man for allegedly making threats against schools and employees in Superior, Ariz.
County attorney’s office aims to help veterans
By Kyle Daly May 2, 2013 - The Pinal County Attorney’s Office is working to establish a program within the county justice system designed to help military veterans with mental health issues or other service-related problems.
Medical marijuana: Medical pot facility near Maricopa OK’d
FLORENCE — Despite objections from county attorney Lando Voyles, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to approve a permit Wednesday for a medical marijuana dispensary near Maricopa.
Town Hall introduces veterans to local resources
During the town hall, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles announced that his office will work with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to identify and help veterans who have been arrested.
Voyles seeks death penalty in San Tan murder case
“An innocent woman was murdered,” Voyles said in a statement. “Due to the successful coordination and hard work of the Pinal County sheriff and the U.S. Marshals Office and in order to seek justice on behalf of Mrs. Brown and her family, I filed the notice to seek the death penalty.”
Prosecutors deal with threats from gangs
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles talked about efforts by prosecutors to be aware of their surroundings and realize the potential dangers, even as they are working to prosecute criminals.
Child molester sentenced to five life terms
A 37-year-old San Tan Valley man was sentenced Friday to five consecutive life sentences, plus 181 years without the chance of parole, for molesting a 10-year-old girl.
Apache Junction Police Dept: Child molester sentenced to 27 years in prison
A San Tan Valley man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for molesting and photographing juvenile boys, some in Apache Junction.
County attorney aims to pass child support enforcement to DES
FLORENCE - Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles will be pursuing the transfer of his office’s child support enforcement activities to the state of Arizona. The office is in discussions with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) to explore the possible transfer of child support enforcement services.
Drug drop-box unveiled at Copper Basin in San Tan Valley
PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. – On Mar. 12, 2013, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu was joined by Rural Metro Chief Deputy Bill Grubb and Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles in unveiling the first prescription drug drop-off box for residents in the Cooper Basin area.