[Hpn] Former homeless man denied bond reduction

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Former homeless man denied bond reduction


By JIM SECKLER

Wednesday, July 25, 2007=20

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The Daily News

KINGMAN - A Superior Court judge denied Tuesday lowering the bond for a =
former Bullhead City homeless man who was captured in March by FBI =
agents in New Mexico.

William Clyde Pumphrey, 51, is charged with vehicle theft, theft and =
fraudulent schemes and artifices. He is in custody on a $20,000 bond, a =
bond already lowered by Judge Robert Moon.

Pumphrey's on again, off again attorney, Mike Hruby, asked to lower his =
client's bond again, saying half the money Pumphrey allegedly stole was =
recovered as was the truck he was entrusted with by a Bullhead City =
church. He allegedly stole $1,400 in checks and $1.400 in cash. The =
church gave him the keys to a truck to take the money to a bank to =
deposit.

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"The vehicle was gone for only a few days," Hruby said. "This is not the =
crime of the century."

The defense attorney also said Pumphrey's criminal history was more than =
20 years ago. Pumphrey also sought to represent himself then agreed to =
allow Hruby represent him.

Deputy Mohave County Attorney Keith Evans countered that the defendant =
was tracked down by a tip turned into the television show, America's =
Most Wanted, when he was captured by the FBI at an Albuquerque motel =
March 23. Pumphrey also has an arrest warrant from Missouri.

Evans also filed a motion adding allegations of prior convictions =
including a 1991 conviction of attempted child abuse. Pumphrey was =
arrested for a 1989 failed abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Phoenix. =
She was saved when a 13-year-old boy threw rocks at Pumphrey allowing =
her to escape. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Pumphrey was arrested and convicted in 1979 for enlisting an undercover =
Tucson police officer in a plot to kidnap and kill a Tucson loan officer =
after he refused to give Pumphrey a loan. Pumphrey pleaded no contest to =
attempted first-degree murder and sentenced to one year in prison, Evans =
said.

Judge Pro-tempore Lee Jantzen, ruling on the case because of the =
vacationing Moon, refused to lower Pumphrey's bond. Jantzen said he was =
concerned with the defendant's lack of ties to Mohave County and his =
criminal history especially his 10-year prison sentence.

Pumphrey's next court date before Moon is Aug. 21. He faces up to 121/2 =
years in prison if he is tried and convicted of the fraudulent charge.

Pumphrey first appeared in Bullhead City in January arriving at a local =
homeless shelter with his 5-year-old son.

The two had no other property except the clothes they were wearing, =
according to the FBI.

Pumphrey and the boy stayed for a few days when the homeless shelter =
referred them to another Bullhead City shelter that is better suited to =
accommodate children. Pumphrey claimed he was an ex-bishop from a Mormon =
church in Salt Lake City and was allowed to stay in exchange for doing =
odd jobs.

Pumphrey worked at the shelter for about five weeks until Feb. 20. The =
church's shelter gave him the money to deposit and keys to the pickup =
truck. That was the last time the two were seen.

The truck was found three days later in the department store parking lot =
in Kingman. Witnesses also claimed they saw Pumphrey alone at a grocery =
store in Williams March 5. Witnesses also claim they saw Pumphrey alone =
at the Veterans Affairs in Prescott March 3.















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Tuesday lowering the bond for a former Bullhead City homeless man who =
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<P class=3Dcontent>William Clyde Pumphrey, 51, is charged with vehicle =
theft,=20
theft and fraudulent schemes and artifices. He is in custody on a =
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a bond already lowered by Judge Robert Moon.<BR><BR>Pumphrey's on again, =
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again attorney, Mike Hruby, asked to lower his client's bond again, =
saying half=20
the money Pumphrey allegedly stole was recovered as was the truck he was =

entrusted with by a Bullhead City church. He allegedly stole $1,400 in =
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<P class=3Dcontent>=93The vehicle was gone for only a few days,=94 Hruby =
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said=20
Pumphrey's criminal history was more than 20 years ago. Pumphrey also =
sought to=20
represent himself then agreed to allow Hruby represent =
him.<BR><BR>Deputy Mohave=20
County Attorney Keith Evans countered that the defendant was tracked =
down by a=20
tip turned into the television show, America's Most Wanted, when he was =
captured=20
by the FBI at an Albuquerque motel March 23. Pumphrey also has an arrest =
warrant=20
from Missouri.<BR><BR>Evans also filed a motion adding allegations of =
prior=20
convictions including a 1991 conviction of attempted child abuse. =
Pumphrey was=20
arrested for a 1989 failed abduction of a 13-year-old girl in Phoenix. =
She was=20
saved when a 13-year-old boy threw rocks at Pumphrey allowing her to =
escape. He=20
was sentenced to 10 years in prison.<BR><BR>Pumphrey was arrested and =
convicted=20
in 1979 for enlisting an undercover Tucson police officer in a plot to =
kidnap=20
and kill a Tucson loan officer after he refused to give Pumphrey a loan. =

Pumphrey pleaded no contest to attempted first-degree murder and =
sentenced to=20
one year in prison, Evans said.<BR><BR>Judge Pro-tempore Lee Jantzen, =
ruling on=20
the case because of the vacationing Moon, refused to lower Pumphrey's =
bond.=20
Jantzen said he was concerned with the defendant's lack of ties to =
Mohave County=20
and his criminal history especially his 10-year prison=20
sentence.<BR><BR>Pumphrey's next court date before Moon is Aug. 21. He =
faces up=20
to 121/2 years in prison if he is tried and convicted of the fraudulent=20
charge.<BR><BR>Pumphrey first appeared in Bullhead City in January =
arriving at a=20
local homeless shelter with his 5-year-old son.<BR><BR>The two had no =
other=20
property except the clothes they were wearing, according to the=20
FBI.<BR><BR>Pumphrey and the boy stayed for a few days when the homeless =
shelter=20
referred them to another Bullhead City shelter that is better suited to=20
accommodate children. Pumphrey claimed he was an ex-bishop from a Mormon =
church=20
in Salt Lake City and was allowed to stay in exchange for doing odd=20
jobs.<BR><BR>Pumphrey worked at the shelter for about five weeks until =
Feb. 20.=20
The church's shelter gave him the money to deposit and keys to the =
pickup truck.=20
That was the last time the two were seen.<BR><BR>The truck was found =
three days=20
later in the department store parking lot in Kingman. Witnesses also =
claimed=20
they saw Pumphrey alone at a grocery store in Williams March 5. =
Witnesses also=20
claim they saw Pumphrey alone at the Veterans Affairs in Prescott March=20
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