(Phoenix, Arizona) – The office of Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell announced today that a county grand jury has indicted Martin Joseph Oliver (DOB 11/76) on 17 felony counts. Those charges include ten counts of aggravated assault, class two dangerous felonies; one count of burglary in the first degree, a class two dangerous felony; five counts of disorderly conduct, class six dangerous felonies; and one count of misconduct involving weapons, a class four felony.*
Oliver was arrested and booked into jail on June 4, 2023, after shooting at Phoenix Police officers and barricading himself at an apartment complex near 7th Avenue and McDowell Road. During the initial court appearance, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office argued that the defendant be held without bond. The court agreed.
“My priority is to ensure appropriate release conditions are requested so that potentially dangerous offenders are not released into the community while they await trial,” said Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “Our police officers put their lives on the line each day to make sure that our community remains a safe place for all.”
*A charge in a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Martin Joseph Oliver Indictment