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Globe man beats victim with sawed-off shotgun

SWAT team arrests Robert Herrera for assault, misconduct with weapon and other charges

A Globe man who beat his victim with a sawed-off shotgun, causing deep lacerations on the victim’s head and neck, was arrested today on two counts of domestic violence/aggravated assault, misconduct with a weapon and several other felony charges. Globe Police were called to the home of Robert Christopher Herrera at 589 Hackney Hill Road in Globe the evening of July 16 for a report of domestic violence.

Bystanders told police they wrestled the shotgun away from Herrera, and as the victim was driven away, the suspect reportedly fired one round at the vehicle with a .380 caliber pistol. The bullet struck no one.

A search warrant for the suspect’s residence was obtained. Based on the nature of the crime and the circumstances, the Globe Police Department requested the assistance of the Arizona Department of Public Safety SWAT team (DPS SWAT) and the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force.

On July 19, at about 2:15 p.m., DPS SWAT served the search warrant on the residence and took Herrera into custody without incident. After the residence was secured, Globe PD and the Gila County Task Force conducted a search of the residence.

A .380 caliber firearm, drugs, drug paraphernalia, a stolen motorcycle and other evidence of the crime were recovered from the residence.

Herrera was booked into jail and charged with:

  • Two counts of Domestic Violence/Aggravated Assault
  • Two counts of Weapons Misconduct/Prohibited Possessor
  • Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Defaced Firearm
  • Possession of Dangerous Drugs/Narcotics
  • Possession of Stolen Property
  • Felony Warrants

The Globe Police Department would like to thank the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance. Globe Police Chief Mark Nipp said, “The Globe Police Department is fortunate to have strong partnerships with allied law enforcement agencies who willingly assist us with support from their specialty teams.”


About Aimee Staten

Aimee Staten has worn several hats over the last few years, but she recently put on one of her more familiar caps after four years of working in nonprofits: That of a journalist. She has 14 years of experience in the news business as a reporter with eight of those years as the managing editor of the Eastern Arizona Courier.

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