Group arrested in string of BB gun shootings in Valley

Posted 11/6/19

Authorities in three Valley cities worked to arrested four people in connection with a string of BB gun shootings in October.

Justin Cary Krause, 19, and Jeremy Tylor Watson, 18, were taken into …

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Group arrested in string of BB gun shootings in Valley

Jeremy Watson and Justin Krause (MCSO)
Jeremy Watson and Justin Krause (MCSO)
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Authorities in three Valley cities worked to arrested four people in connection with a string of BB gun shootings in October.

Justin Cary Krause, 19, and Jeremy Tylor Watson, 18, were taken into custody in Mesa on Tuesday on charges of drive-by shooting and criminal damage.

According to azfamily.com, two juveniles were also arrested but were not identified.

According to court documents, police state Mr. Krause and Mr. Watson were responsible for over 50 incidents in which a BB gun was used to damage residences, businesses and vehicles in Phoenix, Glendale and Surprise.

The incidents reportedly occurred between Oct. 20 and 30.

Records state a number of the businesses and residences were occupied at the time of the shootings, and Mr. Watson and Mr. Krause later admitted to knowing that.

Phoenix police said they found pellet guns and air soft pellets inside one of the suspect's homes.

The shootings caused roughly $30,000 in damage, according to records. In a Facebook post, Phoenix police said the damage was at least $20,000. 

Mr. Krause and Mr. Watson were booked into jail but were released on their own recognizance.

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