Woman convicted of resisting arrest

County Attorney Press Release

On December 8th, 2011, a La Paz County jury convicted Karen Denice Herrin, 57, of Quartzsite, AZ, of Resisting Arrest.

Herrin faces a maximum of two years in the Arizona Department of Corrections. Herrin was tried in La Paz County Superior Court with Judge Michael Burke presiding and was acquitted of assaulting the police officer.

Herrin was a suspect in a criminal damage investigation at an RV Park in Quartzsite, AZ on August 17, 2010. When an officer went to her residence to question her about the criminal damage complaint, Herrin became uncooperative and began to fight with the officer when he attempted to arrest her.

La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman prosecuted the case and the case was investigated by Officer Ruben Villafana of the Quartzsite Police Department.

Herrin is scheduled to be sentenced on January 9th, 2012.


  1. Wake up people!


  2. Does anyone know if there was video evidence of the alleged resisting?

  3. “Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
    ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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