By Walter Mares and Jon Johnson
CLIFTON – Eugene F. Morales, 35, faces several felony charges stemming from a Dec. 8 shooting in the Copper Verde subdivision.
Morales was arrested by Clifton Police at around 12 p.m. the same day. He is being held without bond at the Greenlee County Jail.
Morales allegedly shot Cecilia Ramirez in her leg while inside a residence in the subdivision. Ramirez was transported to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center (MGRMC) in Safford, where she was treated and released. Medical personnel removed the bullet and handed it over to Safford officers, who took custody of it until Clilfton authorities could retrieve it.
According to Clifton Police Chief Omar Negrete, Morales is facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, two counts of assault with reckless intent to cause injury, assault and criminal trespass in the first degree.
Negrete said the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute.