Sierra Vista Wanted Man Arrested For Warrants, Drug Charges

A man wanted for both a local and a federal warrant was arrested on Sunday night, after the Sierra Vista Police Department learned he was in the area of a closed hotel on North Garden Avenue.

William Chesmore

William Chesmore, a 34-year-old Sierra Vista resident, had been sought by the SVPD for a felony warrant since being involved in a drug-related incident on March 3. He also had an outstanding warrant for probation violation from the U.S. Marshals Service dating back to Jan. 30.

SVPD received information regarding Chesmore’s whereabouts at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday. With the assistance of the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force, SVPD officers made contact with Chesmore at the Sun Canyon Inn, which is currently closed, and he was taken into custody at about 9:30 p.m.

Chesmore had black tar heroin in his possession at the time of his arrest. In the course of the investigation, it was also discovered that Chesmore had been in possession of a handgun earlier that day.

Chesmore was booked into Cochise County Jail on the following charges: probation violation warrant out of the U.S. Marshals Service, possession of a dangerous drug for sale and possession of a narcotic drug for sale warrant out of SVPD, possession of a narcotic drug, and misconduct involving weapons as a prohibited possessor.

In the course of the investigation, SVPD also arrested 31-year-old Sierra Vista resident Marybeth Ray on Sunday. Ray was booked into Cochise County Jail for false reporting to law enforcement.