Russell Pearce's Son Joshua Sentenced To Year in Prison

Joshua Pearce, now doing time in the state pen

Recently filed court documents show that State Senate President Russell Pearce's 30 year-old son Joshua has been sentenced to a year in the Arizona Department of Corrections for violating the conditions of his probation on a 2007 conviction for aggravated DUI.

(Both Joshua's infant son and his wife were in the car with him at the time of the 2007 DUI.)

Joshua, who has had numerous run-ins with Mesa cops over the years, was arrested February 9 on outstanding warrants. He spent close to two months in county before his revocation hearing came up.

Though the probation department wanted to send him to prison then, he ended up being sentenced to a six day stint in jail and released.

He wasn't out long before he again violated the terms of parole. Joshua turned himself in to the Mesa Police Department on April 19. He was sentenced to a year in prison on May 11, and is currently at the ADC's Phoenix Alhambra Unit.

Joshua's probation report indicates that he was supposed to complete a drug-counseling program given by the Salvation Army. But the Salvation Army discharged him after he "[left] the premises in the middle of the night without permission."

The report states that, "[Joshua] returned to the program a few hours later and was drug tested by the Salvation Army which reported he was positive marijuana."

In court for his latest violation, Joshua rejected further probation and took the time instead.

Earlier this year, Joshua was under investigation by the Mesa PD for alleged child abuse. This, because his infant daughter was brought to the hospital and diagnosed with a skull fracture.

Mesa cops did not believe Joshua was being truthful about how his daughter was injured. Ultimately, they concluded there was not enough evidence to charge him with a crime.

Child Protective Services allowed Johsua's mother LuAnne to take custody of the children. Joshua's wife Samantha has since filed for divorce.

According to the ADC Web site, Joshua could be up for supervised release as early as September 5 of this year. That's with credit for the time he's already served in county.

Recently, in a segment on Russell Pearce's relationship with neo-Nazi J.T. Ready, Fox 10 touched on the issue of a tattoo on Joshua's chest, which Ready has alleged is a Nazi eagle.

During an interview with Fox 10, Pearce admitted that the tattoo was "inappropriate" and that his son had the tattoo "covered up," though he denied that the tattoo had a swastika on it.

Which begs the question of why it had to be covered up, if there was no swastika? An eagle's head, BTW, is visible on Joshua's neck in various mug shots.

Ready has also said that in the past Joshua wanted to join the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacist prison-based gang.

If so, Joshua might finally be in a position to become a member and make his papa proud.

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Allright Jason. Whatever you say.


Corruption and breaking the law must run in this family. People need to dig deeper into Russell's closet, I bet they'll find a hand full of crap.


Arizona's mass industrial prison complex has now bitten some of the lawmakers in the butt, with the ongoing draconian laws they have put in place to take an individual's rights away. Is Joshua possibly falsely accused, wrongfully convicted and wrongfully imprisoned? Or is he a "repeat" offender where he falls under the MCOA's "criminal minds" theory of justice?

Concerned Citizen / Taxpayer
Concerned Citizen / Taxpayer

Wonder if we'll run into Russell at visitation. The youth in Arizona are either on their way into prison, in prison, or on their way out on probation.  Draconian laws and budget cuts offer dim and dark prospects for Arizona's future. It's time to wake up lawmakers.


Eligible for supervised release on September 7.  Whatever happened to Truth In Sentencing?

For that matter, whatever happened to Truth In Hair Color?  DoC records say that his is black.  Maybe he thought they said Heart, not Hair. 

Rick the Prick
Rick the Prick

 he's just a chip offf ther same block.  Russell Pierce is a asshole and a idiot. His fucking trait is cut from the same clothe. Sooner or later Russel too, will be in jail. Two fucking whack jobs

The Rapture
The Rapture

Russell Pearce sure likes to judge undocumented youth who were brought to the United States prior to the onset of consciousness so I think it's fair to talk about his own son's run-ins with the law. Let's be consistent.

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