Official missed court dates, says he'll pay what he owes
Aug. 25, 2018
PHOENIX (AP) — A newspaper reports that a recently appointed Maricopa County court official missed seven court dates for parking-related offenses since 2005 and that most of the offenses were dismissed but that he still owes $819 to the city of Phoenix.
The Arizona Republic reports that Superior Court Clerk Chris DeRose told the newspaper that he plans Monday to pay whatever fines he owes and that he didn't receive notices of the court appearances, possibly because of multiple address changes in the past 13 years.
DeRose is now on Phoenix's list for vehicles that officers can immobilize with a boot and have towed until owed fines are paid.
Gov. Doug Ducey appointed DeRose as court clerk on March to fill a vacancy and DeRose is now running for election to the position.