Russell Pearce's Son Joshua Pearce: Mesa Police Won't File Charges in Child-Abuse Allegation

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Joshua Trent Pearce, in an MCSO mug shot from a 2006 DUI arrest

State Senate President-elect Russell Pearce's son Joshua Trent Pearce recently was under investigation by the Mesa Police Department for allegations of possible child abuse.

Mesa PD spokesman, Sergeant Ed Wessing, confirmed that police responded to a call December 10 from Banner Desert Medical Center regarding a nine day-old baby girl, the daughter of Joshua Pearce and his wife Samantha.

According to Wessing, hospital staff told police that the child had a skull fracture, and that the parents' explanation of how the fracture may have occurred did not jibe with the severity of the injury.

The Mesa PD opened an inquiry into the matter. The child since has been released from the hospital, and her prognosis for a full recovery "is positive" according to Wessing.

Late yesterday, Wessing said the child had been in Joshua Pearce's care at the time, and that Mesa cops had spoken with both Josh and his wife about the incident.

Today, Wessing informed me that no charges would be forthcoming.

"The Mesa Police Department will not be submitting criminal charges in this case," Wessing told me via e-mail. "At this time we do not have sufficient probable cause to charge Mr. Pearce in this case."

Wessing said Child Protective Services had been notified and was involved in the matter.

I called Samantha Pearce for a comment, but she declined to comment. I was not able to talk with Josh Pearce. Phone calls and e-mails to state Senator Russell Pearce have not been returned.

This is not Josh Pearce's first brush with the law. In 2006, he was arrested by the Mesa PD for a DUI, while driving on a suspended license. He told police that he was a regular user of marijuana, but that he no longer drank alcohol because of a previous DUI.

In the car with him was Samantha and their then-five-day-old child Wyatt. Josh Pearce had been driving slow and swerving. During field-sobriety tests, officers noted several signs of impairment. Pearce's eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred, according to the report. The odor of marijuana on his breath was noted.

At first, Josh told police that he had last smoked pot two days before, but under further questioning, he admitted to more regular use.

"He then told me that, `I always wake and bake,'" reads a Mesa PD supplemental report by one of the officers on the scene. "I asked him what that meant and he told me that when he wakes up in the morning that he smokes marijuana. Joshua told me that it helps him relax and loosens up his muscles. He told me that he smoked marijuana at ten this morning."

Josh Pearce also told officers that he took Xanax for panic attacks. He later tested positive for THC, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone.

His job was listed as "roofer." Court documents described his last known address as 1247 East Inca Street in Mesa, the same listed on state Senator Russell Pearce's campaign finance reports with the Arizona Secretary of State.

Wessing stated that Josh Pearce now has a different Mesa address on file.

In 2007, the County Attorney's Office hit Josh Pearce with two felony counts of aggravated DUI. Josh pleaded guilty to one count in a deal with prosecutors and received five years' probation.

Russell Pearce himself is no stranger to allegations of domestic abuse. In 2008, I revealed the existence of a marriage-dissolution petition filed by Pearce's wife, LuAnne, in 1980, which alleged physical abuse at the hands of her husband.

It reads in part, "Further, the husband, RUSSELL KEITH PEARCE, is possessed of a violent temper, and has from time to time hit and shoved the wife, the last time being on February 3 [1980], when he grabbed the wife by the throat and threw her down."

The Pearces ultimately reconciled and remain married. When I asked her about it in 2008, LuAnne Pearce denied that her husband had ever abused or threatened her, and she said that she had never made the statements that were in the court document.

Josh Pearce was born in November 1980, about nine months following the document's filing.

Also in 2008, I blogged about a 1974 police report that stated Pearce, then a young sheriff's deputy, busted down the door of his first wife Karen's place. Karen and Russell were divorced the same year. No charges were ever filed in that incident.


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bud_1stone
bud_1stone

This guy, Joshua Pearce makes a good poster boy for, "dont do drugs."  Place your bets... Prison in 5yrs after the law tires of giving him above avg pass count.

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anon
anon

Everyone else is arrested and incarcerated for decades in Arizona on "should have known". So Pearce is an exception and gets to live above the law since he is son of King Russell Pearce, who controls the state of Arizona, the Governor and the prison system and direct ties to CCA / SB1070 and their profiteers. Wake up Arizona!! Study your German history.

anon
anon

Everyone else is arrested and incarcerated for decades in Arizona on "should have known". So Pearce is an exception and gets to live above the law since he is son of King Russell who controls the state of Arizona, the Governor and the prison system and direct ties to CCA / SB1070 and their profiteers. Wake up Arizona!! Study your German history.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Sent out an update with "Willy's" post and got an IM from TheClassWest@gmail.com that might be Bill Stoller at the wheel,

".....he says he's from Colorado, so it's an RAIA-SW asshole as suspected.....think a guy that lives in a trailer park, crying about too many illegals, and too stupid to go after them legally. We actually offered to help this guy, but he seems like the type that would rather yell and scream and make idle threats at rallies. Never accomplishes anything except to terrorize weak people. He'd never get away with it with us.

Living with Mommy and Daddy? Think that's what he's doing.....my father is dead and before that was in a nursing home for years. Don't even have a basement here, so this guy is getting a ton of misinformation from someone.

Ha ha - yes, they always were trying to downplay the Okon v Phoenix class action and we couldn't figure out why. Now we know it's because it's a better means of enforcement than anything Arpaio or Pearce have ever done. Turns out they've sort of been competing with us. They're like little jealous kids, and now we're taking over and they're pissed. They're also going to pay us back for all of our hard work.

This guy's talking shit, because the Okon case is alive and well and is going to the U.S. Supreme Court, and we're filing state class actions also."

OK Willy, there you have it, sounds like you people were on the same side at one point, if they offered to help you get rid of illegal aliens. You ought to try to get along really, or the illegals will just take advantage - divide and conquer.

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Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Got this from account "Bill Stoller" at equityct@yahoo.com, and Stoller followed it up with phone verification. He says they're blocking his computer from getting in here.

"They always fall back on that bogus warrant shit whenever they'e cornered. Warrants falsely put out by Gordon have been quashed. If they keep doing it, those will be quashed too. Then they'll face the OKON class action one way or another. We plan on bankrupting their sorry asses. They'll think twice before they fuck with people like us again.

The Nazis tactics with false accustations of mental illness and MPD and all that are just like the socialists and anarchists. It's pathetic. The last few posts sound like Jim Cooney or one of the other RAIA-SW assholes. They know by now that we'll have INDICTMENTS for Pearce, Arpaio, Gordon, and 100s of others in the cover-up of the Obama crimes. New Times and Lemons can take care of the racial-profiling shit. They're getting it from all sides hard and heavy."

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Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

This time we got an IM and an E-mail directly from Bill Stoller after we updated him on "Willy's" comments,

"Thanks. Ha! Yeah, they all put out illegal computer-generated warrants to target people. Gordon does it and so does Arpaio. Gordon and Phoenix Judge Roxanne Song Ong did it to me because I was trying to shut down the drophouses they profit from.

Any and all warrants out for me or Trevor or any others have been quashed. If they keep putting 'em back in the system, they'll really be fucked in a lawsuit. I already have a Hart-Hill claim against Arpaio, plus the class action against Phoenix. I'm also going to reopen a federal case I filed in jail about the targeted arrest."

There you have it, Willy. Appears to be a real live Bill Stoller. Maybe he'll get in here directly and you can duke it out more.

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Hock
Hock

"sufficient probable cause"

What does that mean? You either have probable cause or you don't.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

I sent the latest from "Willy" out to Bill Stoller, but no responses. A Cave Creek Associate thinks "Willy" is a disgruntled RAIA-SW guy living in a trailer park in Colorado. Don't know where he got that information, but he worked closely with Bill Stoller in Phoenix. Names Trevor Wyatt Comer.

I don't know Bill Stoller that well, but his father is dead, and was severely disabled most of his life, with all the Stollers paying the bills for his care. Bill Stoller and his brother drove me cross country three times - sure looked like they had a car too! ROTFLMAO Yeah, the whole family used to drink alot, but I did a check on Stoller and he has no felonies and some old drunken bullshit arrests. Rap sheet's right here. His brother said he's expunging it all.

I also have read the OKON v PHOENIX class action lawsuit and the Cave Creek dude says "Willy" is a class member and never paid anything for a case that they are taking to the U.S. Supreme Court. "Bill Stoller" apparently did all the legal work and he's got his signature on the papers they sent. Looks like it's Willy and RAIA-SW who are the sponging motherfuckers! ROTFLMAO again. They say Stoller's pressing 'em for "pay back" and he's gonna come "a konckin'" for some "just due." Yep, payback's a bitch, but they told him to settle it leaglly with no rough stuff.

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Timwheel939
Timwheel939

How F***ing nice,, Joshua Pearce beats kids and if you look at his mug shot real close you will see that he has a White Pride Skin Head Tattoo ,,, is that also how his Dad Rolls ???HOW COME NEW TIMES AIN'T WRITE'N ABOUT THAT ????? .........................

who cares
who cares

This dude was probably very high when he "dropped" his baby, (or whatever cover up story they came up with that happened to the child) since he is a regular at community bridges detox in mesa for oxycontin addiction. He couldn't seem to stop himself from falling or shitting in the hall while there then and was very violent toward other patients. He is also a neo nazi which he proudly bragged about while being in the detox center. The funny thing is, he was given special treatment and VIP access while there too, while others who were genuinely attempting to get help were turned away. It is very sad indeed.

Imanoid2
Imanoid2

Russell Pearce and his Inbred son are from the same bolt of cloth. Besides the elder Pearce's trying to shove his Mormon beliefs down our throats, as he has admitted, he is a pile of MIERDA! I pray for both of them to die a long, and painful death. I am wishing and hoping for all the republican scum to die a long, painful death. They deserve nothing less.

Ready Kilowatt
Ready Kilowatt

Only a true patriot, protecting our borders would have a well adjusted son with a Nazi tattoo. And nine day old girls frequently jump up and out of bed, getting a skull fracture. Sarah Palin told me so.

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guest

This is a very important story that needs to be followed closely.

Anon
Anon

Everyone else is arrested and incarcerated for decades in Arizona on "should have known". So Pearce is an exception and gets to live above the law since he is son of King Russell who controls the state of Arizona, the Governor and the prison system and direct ties to CCA / SB1070 and their profiteers. Wake up Arizona!! Study your German history.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, fellow Blogsters!

Here's another one for "Kit Carson" from "ASU Ganja Brain" in Mesa, sent from TheClassWest@gmail.com. He confirmed his E-mail with a call.

"Kit Carson is using the typical Marxist tactic of calling his opponets "wackjobs" and such, when he cannot refute their arguments. I get that all the time here in some ASU classes when I express conservative, pro-Constitution, pro-American thoughts. One Professor was openly ridiculing me in class, and I couldn't take it anymore, so I finally wailed on his face in October. Fortunately he didn't even report it. Funny, though, because I get the Stoller and Associates press releases and they have been really slamming Pearce, so I don't know why Kit Carson is so upset."

This fellow won't post here directly, but I'll relay responses from Kit Carson.

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Erniesjoy
Erniesjoy

typical white trash crackers, its too bad stonings are only legal in Iraq. i know at least 2 family members of the stinking Pierce id like to nominates for a stoneoff.

Mistalee
Mistalee

OK, so the nine-day-old somehow fractured its own skull without any active abuse or even negligence on Pearce's part.

How does a nine-day-old infant fracture its own skull? Rollerblading? Bungee-jumping? Dancing the kazatski while drunk?

This is a whitewash.

Benvenutotorchio
Benvenutotorchio

What a surprise! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Got this fom equityct@yahoo.com after I told them "Chem Trail Karen" is in here,

"Chem Trail Karen is Jim Cooney, that RAIA-Southwest guy, and it figure he;d be defending this asshole Josh, because Cooney is Aryan Brotherhood himself. Post this and see if we can get home and work addresses for these clowns. Send the information to equityct@yahoo.com."

OK, it seems they want addresses for Russell Pearce and Josh Pearce. They haven't said whether they'll pay for the information, but you certainly can ask for money. Contact equityct@yahoo.com .

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Betty Boop
Betty Boop

This fucking scum bag Joshua Pearce should be given the regular treatment that they give any damn child abuser. This fucking scum bag should be asked if he wants his shit stretched with sand or soap. He deserves to go to jail for what he did to that innocent child. I hope that this child grows up healthy and becomes a famous civil rights leader and protects children from scum like her father. I normally disagree with the death penalty except when it comes to hurting innocent children. FUCK THAT MUTHER FUCKER!

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Just got this in from E-mail TheClassWest@gmail.com, account name "The Class West." We are distributing the blog update worldwide with the comments in support of Pearce and Josh. So far Pearce has not responded. Keep you posted.

"To The World Press, These are opinions based on known facts. Arizona State Senator RUSSELL "The 1070 Loser" PEARCE should simply resign and seek long-term inpatient psychiatric treatment for his physical, mental, and emotional abuse of women and of civilized society in general. He's a real sicko, in other words. His son JOSH is carrying on the abusive PEARCE tradition with the abuse of infants, and now faces A CAUSTIC BIRD BATH IN BATTERY ACID, compliments of Phoenix New Times' STEPHEN LEMONS (stephen.lemons@newtimes.com) . Please see http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c... PEARCE's archrival in the ARIZONA STATE SENATE, aka "The Big House" as in PRISON, is State Representative and Minority Leader KYRSTEN SINEMA at www.KSinema.org , ksinema@azleg.gov , and Kyrsten.Sinema@asu.edu. Credit KYRSTEN's ASU political science student "Vincent" for this information. Vinnie even appeared to be SOBER when we talked to him - an improvement for ASU kids. KYRSTEN is getting most of these releases, and you can bet she's already hired ILLEGAL ALIEN SLAVE LABOR to build the GALLOWS for PEARCE's public hanging after she throws his sorry butt out of office on ETHICS VIOLATIONS. The Wild Wild West all over again in Sorry Sand Land. We'll keep you posted as we expose the ARIZONA LAUGHINGSTOCKS worldwide and sky high. Have a Great Holiday! " Paid advertisement:

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Niico_niico
Niico_niico

Just how does a 9 day old girl break her skull? Interesting I think. Can you say Piñata???

B Jean.
B Jean.

The only thing more fearsome than a white supremist is a white supremist who denies it, and holds office.

Willy
Willy

Are you running scared yet, Bill? You and your idiots can continue with your false "legal" knowledge! Everyone knows you sit at home, in your mommy and daddys basement, writing your little ramblings that all of us can make fun of! You continue to bring up OKON, which is truly funny! Do you really think you are getting anywhere? Nah, didn't think so! Hey big man, next time you are in Colorado, look me up! I don't run from scumbags!

Sainteve
Sainteve

What a delusion, neurotic ball of fur this Stoller, Cocozza, and his numerous other pretend friends and "associates" are. There has always been a tender willingness whenever I have encountered the mentally disabled. But this chronic case of psychotic multiple personalities is quite disturbing.

Proof positive the Lemons does not censor the comments or commentators.

Willy
Willy

Wrong Willy idiot! You truly are an incredibly stupid and ignorant person! I have seen your mugshot and know you have a warrant out for your arrest in Arizona! Keep talkin shit dumbfucker!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Where, exactly, have you been Tim? Apparently living in a cave in Afghanistan if you aren't aware of the New Times reporting of the relationships (denied by pearce) between pearce and a number of subversive orgranizations.

Liberals Suck
Liberals Suck

All I can say is that JT you are a piece of shit and a fat ass pussy wanna be, as for you Imanoid2.....you can keep sucking the liberal cock and continue being bitter that the GOP controls this state not your stupid liberal scum, oh and Mr Lemons is obviously a fag with an obsession on Russell Pearce or should I say a crush....fricken queer Lemons

guest
guest

So Pearce is an exception and gets to live above the law since he is son of King Russell Pearce, who "controls" the state of Arizona with hatred and bigotry.

JT Ready
JT Ready

Off topic, but I imagine that a bird of prey of that size could attack a human and cause them to fall to their death as well. Interesting how the ancient Persians, Egyptians, Romans, Germans, Americans and Mexicans all revere the eagle as a national symbol. From this video one can see why.

Asdf
Asdf

You post this garbage and then complain when people are calling you wackjobs. What word do you expect someone to use? ROTFLMAO!

Willy
Willy

You are truly a delusional nutcase!

ThePearceKlan
ThePearceKlan

Maybe he fell off the latter trying to put the next cross in the ground to burn at one of their Klan meetings. Oh, never mind, he was only 9 months old. That comes later when he's 2 years old.

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

How are you able to type with such limited capacity for thought? You're one hot mess of illiterate. I'm on your side of the political spectrum and I want you to STFU because you're ruining the progressive movement's cred.

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

STFU - keep this illiterate mess out of here.

Willy
Willy

Oh, and Stoller, bring your rough stuff if you'd like! I don't back down from pussy fuckers like you!

JT Ready
JT Ready

Psychological testing has been done with people such as this "Liberals Suck" individual (an oral fixation reference to begin with) who spew so much hate toward homosexuals. They found that they were the very ones, in fact, who got the most raging erections when shown homoerotic videos and other homosexual stimuli. It is O.K. for you to come out of the closet instead of hiding behind homosexual screen names and blasting your homophobic hate Mr. Sucking on Liberals.

Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

Hope all are having a Merry Christmas.

We sent out an update on this one and got this for "Willy,"

"...speaking of delusional nutcases, that idiot "Willy" is a regular in New Times. Another chicken who won't give any ID or contact information."

Willy, thanks for giving me an excuse to plug www.BadPhoenixCops.blogspot.co... and www.BadPhoenixCops.com . We get paid for posting the links.

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Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza
Bill Stoller and Gerri Cocozza

We got a few directed at Kit Carson. Here's one,

"Thank you for the update. This bonehead "Kit Carson," hiding behind an assumed name, has the nerve to speak of credibility. If the Pound Cake Brain Kit Carson is for real, tell him/her/it to post a valid E-mail address or give a real name. Even Gilman does that, despite his cowardice in the field and his refusal to fight for his cause.

Our credibility speaks for itself, and Kit Carson can contact TheClassWest@gmail.com anytime.

Come on, Kit Carson - let's see if you're for real."

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Willy
Willy

Considering this is the second time ever I have responded to anything in the New Times, you are mistaken! Is this the same Bill Stoller sponging off your elderly mommy and daddy? A 50ish wanna be man that has a rap sheet how long? Can't afford to pay your own bills? Can't afford a vehicle? And I would be worried about an idiot like you in what manner? You sure talk a lot of shit!

Sdfg
Sdfg

I looked at your websites and it only reaffirmed my opinion that you are two illiterate POS.

Looks like something done in 1998 on a trial version of FrontPage for Idiots.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"Our credibility speaks for itself"

Yeah, it does. In the negative.

On behalf of all Phoenix New Times readers, please do the following, Bill and Gerri, and make the world a better place-

1). Shove a grenade in your mouths2). Pull the pin.3). Stick your heads BACK up your asses before the count of ten.

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

Dude, this is the one of the dumbest things ever written: "Our credibility speaks for itself"

WTF!

ROTFLMAO

No, wingnut, I don't need to share out my name. If you don't like being called out for being illiterate, then quit posting unintelligible garbage.

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