(Phoenix, Arizona) – Today, Christopher James Mendoza (36) was sentenced to 16 years for six counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a Class 2 Dangerous Felony, and one count of Kidnapping, also a Class 2 Dangerous Felony.
Mendoza was arrested on December 23, 2019 after carjacked an innocent bystander, barricaded himself in an innocent person’s home, and drove a vehicle at police officers.
“In December of 2019, Mendoza committed crimes in the West Valley as brave members of law enforcement attempted to arrest him,” said County Attorney Rachel Mitchell. “Today, a violent offender was held accountable for his actions. Our streets are safer because of the brave actions of law enforcement and diligent work of prosecutors.”
Mendoza has prior felony convictions, including misconduct involving weapons and aggravated assault. He pled guilty and was sentenced by Judge Chuck Whitehead.