Medical Marijuana Grower Shot and Stabbed During Apparent Robbery

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Jesse Gillen (left) and Stephanie Conley.
A medical marijuana grower was shot and stabbed inside his Surprise home yesterday in an apparent robbery.

Martin Ridgway is in critical condition after being shot once in the abdomen and stabbed multiple times by one of the three men who came to Ridgway's home posing as medical marijuana patients, police say.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the man who shot and stabbed Ridgway died as police officers came through the door of the home, after Ridgway returned some stabs in self-defense.

Ridgway was able to tell police that the three men came to his house to buy marijuana, but gave him fake medical marijuana cards.

Ridgway said he refused to sell the marijuana to the men, and one of the men took out a handgun and shot him, the documents say.

According to the documents, Ridgway told police he pulled out his knife, and as the shooter's gun jammed, he also pulled a knife, and the men started a knife fight inside the home.

Both men stabbed each other multiple times, and Ridgway identified the dead man he'd stabbed as the one who shot him too.

Police haven't been able to identify the man, according to the documents.

A man who was also at the house when the alleged robbers showed up told police that he was in the backyard when Ridgway called him and asked him to help him get rid of the three guys who came in with the fake medical marijuana cards.

He told police he walked around the front of the house, and saw a woman in the driver's seat of a car in the front of the house. After hearing what he thought were fireworks, the woman yelled into the house for the men to hurry because police had been called.

Two men hopped in the car with the woman, and the third died in the house.

Police caught up with the car -- as the woman crashed it trying to get away from the cops -- and one of the men escaped police after the crash.

The driver, Stephanie Conley, and the other man, Jesse Gillen, were arrested.

Conley told police she'd been kidnapped and forced to participate in the robbery, then changed her story and said she met up with the men to buy marijuana, then added that the men changed their plans, and intended to rob Ridgway instead, the documents say.

Gillen maintained the kidnapping story, saying he and Conley were held at "flaregun point" and ordered to drive to Ridgway's house in Surprise.

Conley, who had one of the fake medical marijuana cards in her possession, had to be tased "multiple times" because she tried to fight with officers, according to the documents.

According to the court documents, the house had "hundreds of marijuana plants," as well as "multiple packages of marijuana ready for sale."

Conley and Gillen both face charges of murder, aggravated assault, burglary, and armed robbery. Bond was set at $500,000 for both of them.


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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So what's the difference between a Dispensary and a "Compassion Club" ?

 

 

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

These dispensaries should start getting people to hide in the background to lie in wait for the next robbers and deal with the problem appropriately.

YaYa Begaye
YaYa Begaye

The girl was tazzed multiple times!! She really needed a fat joint. hahaha

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Now don't get me wrong, I am in favor of medical marijuana as long as it is being used for that - medical reasons but just remember that under federal law all marijuana is illegal so the feds have the right to raid the dispensaries and they have and probably will keep doing it.  And my question is, why shouldn't they?  they don't seem to car about illegals but yet they care about medical marijuana?  I'd say that if the feds are not going to take a tough stance on illegal immigration they should also ignore medical marijuana too.  So, because pot is illegal under federal law should Sheriff Joe start raiding pot dispensaries?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Once dispensary operators start shooting these hoodlums and claim self defense under our Stand your Ground law, robberies might just stop.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

These dispensaries must start hiring people to lie in wait in the background for the next robbers and then deal with the problem appropriately.

Conni Colella-Ersland
Conni Colella-Ersland

These medical marijuana growers are really taking a lot of risks advertising on craigslist (i'm assuming) and having people come to their homes... scary stuff!

Kenneth Bykerk
Kenneth Bykerk

These two aren't stoners, they're tweekers...look at them.

jway86
jway86

This wouldn't happen if supermarkets were allowed to sell marijuana to adults! The federal government is to blame!!

Kevin Apellidoprivado
Kevin Apellidoprivado

by the looks of these two stains-on-society, no one should be surprised! Disgusting tweakers and heroin junkies.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Jesse Gillen looks like a product of dangerous in-breeding and could be a

member of the Westboro Baptist Church.

Pedro
Pedro

Reading this story just makes me sick. I'm off to the doctor to get some more weed.

Pedro
Pedro

Beer runs are gone. Welcome weed runs!

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

If Ridgeway really did have over a hundred plants, watch them all go up for felony murder. Victim included. It's a messed up law, but that's Arizona. Ridgeway should have known better than to be dealing to people he didn't know, cards or no cards. What a bunch of morons.

marcy
marcy

Those two worthless scumbags in the pictures should be tossed in the Soylent Green vat.  Utterly worthless people.  No, I take that back, they are less than worthless.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

to all the young dumb cunts out there, never follow a guy with big ideas and fast feet. this is what happens to dumb cunts like that. let this be a lesson to you.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Ah yes, Peaceful Pot users ...

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

that girl already has brown bags or haggard sacks under her eyes. holy shit.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Anyone? ... Anyone? ... Class? ... Bueller?

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @JoeArpaioFan  is it ok to just get stoned to be happy and mellow? is that ok with you? some people dont need medical pot. some old hippies just like to get stoned and jam out to the grateful dead or the allman brothers band music. is that ok with you?

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @jway86 people rob drug stores for pain pills all the time so why not rob for legal pot?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @jway86 

 

Because armed gunmen never rob supermarkets ... especially in Meth Fueled Arizona.

 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @Pedro  hippie pot dealers are all over the place so why do you need a doctor?

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @Pedro  actually its a weed murder not a weed run.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @marcy  or drop them off at any local hells angels mc clubhouse for an ass stomping in the phoenix arizona area.

marcy
marcy

 @DOOLEY Dummies aren't real good at learning lessons.

 

A quick tubal ligation so she doesn't breed should be the first step.  Offering her all the free meth she can consume until she over doses should be the second.  

 

 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  peaceful drunks and drunk driver are better than peaceful pot users.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  i guess you were not around at woodstock in 1969 where 600,000 pot smokers and acid heads got along for 3 days outdoors. they were peaceful back then . kids today are violent losers from the darkside of satan 666.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  these white trash losers were after easy money and profits $ not getting stoned.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  these losers are meth users you ignorant cock breath motherfucker.

my2cents
my2cents

step away from the keyboard, before you hurt yourself.... what a stupid statement...

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @DOOLEY I thought that pot mellowed folks out.  You seem to be the exception to that rule.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  i would fuck her in her eye sockets so the answer is yes i would do her!

PalmalaHanderson
PalmalaHanderson

 @DOOLEY

 I'm not impressed with your spelling or syntax. Fucktard.

 

fucktard-noun, A person of unbelieveable, inexcuseable and indescribable stupidity. (Stupidity being defined as "knowing how and doing it wrong anyway")

 

NOT A CONTRACTION FOR "FUCKING RETARD"!

Those who are truly "Retarded" are not responsible for their affliction. 

 

True Fucktards are 100% responsible for their situation and provide vast entertainment as they are usually blissfully unaware of their own Fucktardery. Most politicians for example.One who would actually piss on a live transformer.  One who would use a live .22 round for a fuse in their pickup truck "just cuz it fits" and then complain about it shooting them in the nuts. He shot himself in the nuts?  Geez, what a fucktard!

dood
dood

 @DOOLEY As opposed to you who called someone a "cock breath motherfucker". Yeah, go ahead and do yourself a favor and stfu.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @dood  well i was good enough to get a reaction out of you so i am a pretty good writer after all.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @dood  the way our government is going pretty soon everything WILL BE ILLEGAL. so your dream may become reality.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @dood  the word fucktard is used by young internet tennybopper mental midgits like yourself. im not impressed with your wordage at all.

dood
dood

 @DOOLEY Exactly, why is anything legal? It just leads to robbery and theft. We should make EVERYTHING illegal.That being said, Dooley, you are a fucktard. 

 

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  they already said that way back in 1967 dumb ass your running just a bit behind.

DOOLEY
DOOLEY

 @DonkeyHotay  then bad people will just rob a guy with legal pot in his home. it happens all the time.

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