GILBERT, AZ – Two more individuals have been arrested in connection to a violent group attack on a teenager outside of an In-N-Out restaurant in August, according to Gilbert police. The suspects, identified as 19-year-old Deleon Haynes and a 17-year-old teenager, have been charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. This brings the total number of arrests in the case to six, as stated by the police. Previously, 18-year-old Christopher Fantastic and Aris Arredondo, as well as two 16-year-olds, were accused of being involved in the same attack.
Jail records indicate that Fantastic is being held on a $25,000 secured bond, while Arredondo, age 18, is also being held on the same bond after appearing in front of a judge. The two 16-year-olds involved in the incident will be referred to the Maricopa County Juvenile Court. This indictment follows an announcement by Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell on January 19, stating that Fantastic had been indicted for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. Mitchell also announced another indictment on January 22, targeting Aris Arredondo for the same charges.
The incident has sparked concerns about teen violence in the East Valley, prompting officials to take action. As the community grapples with these incidents, it is important to understand the impact they have on the victims and their families. The arrests made in connection to this case underline the seriousness with which law enforcement is addressing such acts of violence, sending a message that such behavior will not be tolerated.
It is crucial for communities to come together to support victims of violence and work towards preventing such incidents in the future. The collaboration between law enforcement and the public is essential in ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals, particularly the youth. As the legal proceedings move forward, the hope is that justice will be served and measures will be taken to prevent similar occurrences in the future.