Russell Pearce's Son Joshua: Bench Warrant Issued

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There's a bench warrant out on the son of the most powerful man in Arizona

According to a recent minute entry by Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Steven K. Holding, a bench warrant has been issued for state Senate President Russell Pearce's son Joshua Trent Pearce.

Holding's minute entry states that Joshua, 30, was supposed to be present in court on January 26 for a "review hearing" concerning his mental health calendar, but the son of the most powerful politician in Arizona failed to appear.

So over the objection of his public defender Tammy Wray and at the request of the probation department, Commissioner Holding issued a warrant for Joshua, setting bond at $5,000 cash. The minute entry was electronically filed with the clerk of court this morning.

As I've previously reported on this blog, in 2007 Joshua waived trial and pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI, receiving five years probation.

The criminal complaint involved a 2006 incident where Joshua was arrested while driving high on marijuana and other drugs. His then girlfriend (now wife) Samantha was in the vehicle with him, along with their five day old child.

I called Pearce's attorney, Wray, but she declined to comment on the specifics of the case.

And I reached out to Senator Pearce via his e-mail account, but he has yet to answer my inquiry.

As regular readers of this blog know, Joshua Pearce was recently under scrutiny by the Mesa Police Department for allegations involving possible child abuse.

Joshua Pearce's infant daughter suffered a fractured skull, but investigators said they lacked probable cause to make an arrest in the case.

Interestingly, in the Mesa police report on the alleged abuse case, which you can read, here, one of the investigators stated that Joshua was currently in rehab somewhere in Arizona, and that his children had been placed in foster care.

If this is true, and Joshua is in rehab, it might explain why he wasn't in court on the 26th. But I have no confirmation regarding the rehab statement in the report.

Joshua has been arrested numerous times by the Mesa PD. You can read about some of those other run-ins, here.

CBS 5/KPHO has followed the story, even asking Senator Pearce for comment. He declined, telling KPHO, "It's a personal, family issue."

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16 comments
Coz
Coz

A normal day in the life for the low life Pearce Klan.

anon
anon

Anyone else would be rounded up by the sheriff and sitting in jail. The hypocrisy and double standard corrupts the justice system.

Az Einstein
Az Einstein

When is someone going to get a photo of that Nazi Eagle on Josua's chest so we can ask him and his Daddy about his Aryan affiliations

Ross
Ross

Sharing a room with Jan Brewer's son, perhaps?

East Valley Girl
East Valley Girl

How many times has Russell been arrested by the mesa police, or any police, for his crimes?

XSoldier
XSoldier

If only that judge could have issued the bench warrant for Russell Pearce for beating his wife......

Yes Tommy, Pearce does speak with forked tongue. It's even worse when the top two Republicans in the state Senate and House are from your city (Mesa) and are as clueless and dimwitted as a light bulb.

Stacy
Stacy

Deport his ass

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

This kid's costing our state way more than any anchor baby, Russell. Why does he need a public defender?

Loveless
Loveless

What part of "illegal" doesn't Joshua Pearce understand?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

russell pearce speaks with forked tongue. This reminds me of a year or so ago when Mr. Lemons, I believe, posed some questions about significant amounts of overtime paid by MCSO to Dave Hendershott, Jr. Then Sr. Hendershott blew a valve and said bringing his family into the political 'fight' wasn't fair. Now, Sr. Hendershott has indicated in a legal notice that he may sue Maricopa County (his employer) for causing him stress that has caused him health issues.

pearce, Hendershott, arpaio, fox, munnell, black, sheridan, brewer, kavanaugh, trents.... who can WE the taxpayers actually believe, I wonder? None of them, I think...

JT Ready
JT Ready

At least Josh has the integrity to tattoo his true beliefs on his body. And I have maintained the integrity to publicly state my true beliefs. Yet daddy Russell is a complete liar and a total fraud; crying crocodile tears to the ADL, while swindling the gullible voters. He is going to die a bitter old man. Still lacking the integrity to admit he doesn't want Mexicans to overrun this state. However, if the lameduck president Obama ever does happen to pass a blanket amnesty for illegals, how can Russell crow his favorite "as long as they are " legal nativist mantra? They will be in fact all be legal then. Yet still brown as... Well, Mexicans.

jenna
jenna

He'll have a hard time proving his 500 pound body isn't the cause of his health issues.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

They all lack "credibility". They have all taken advantage of the ignorant voters who put them in place.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

DUDE!!! You just denied you're a Nazi! WTF - you are truly an idiot AT LEAST!

Tombstone_Pete
Tombstone_Pete

...and you will still be an ignorant fat ass moron who can gain attention only in the freak show known as Arizona.

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