Man too intoxicated to take to jail

SAFFORD – On Sunday, an officer was dispatched to a convenience store on Thatcher Boulevard. It was reported that a man who was believed to be trespassed from the area, was laying in the middle of the road between the park and the store.

When the officer arrived, an employee from the store reported that the man, identified as Jonathan Wilson, came inside the store drunk and refused to leave. Wilson initially responded to the request by saying that he didn’t want to leave, but soon left afterwards. After the officer checked the trespassing list, it was confirmed that Wilson was trespassed from this location. The officer could hear yelling, and realized Wilson was crossing the road, yelling at another officer who was responding to a separate incident across the street.

The officer crossed the road, and placed Wilson under arrest for trespassing and conducted an intoxication test which revealed a level of .296. Because Wilson was too intoxicated to be booked into jail, he was cited for trespassing, taken away from the area and released.