Contact: Alfonso Zavala or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2014-31413


4:15 PM, April 28, 2014

Inmate Death


Location of Incident: Yuma, AZ

On April 28, 2014, in the early morning hours, Detention Officers working in the Yuma County Adult Detention Center located a male inmate deceased in his room. The inmate was the sole occupant of the room. 

The inmate has been identified as Garrett Michael Peterson, 31 year old from Chandler, AZ.

Peterson was booked on December 16, 2013 by Arizona Department of Public Safety on four counts of Endangerment, Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of unlawful flight. 

Sheriff’s Office Investigators are currently on scene and investigating the incident. Next of kin notification has been made.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Information Released By: Alfonso Zavala, PIO