Richard Malley helps patrol the sparsely populated Arizona desert to spot Illegal aliens. He has been arrested for refusing to surrender his rifle to deputies who refused to show their ID. The story says that Richard Malley is accused of aggravated assault for allegedly pointing his rifle at a deputy. From abc15.com:
GILA BEND, AZ - Authorities arrested an Arizona Minuteman for allegedly pointing a rifle at a deputy over the weekend.
According to court paperwork, 49-year-old Richard Malley and two other men who are part of the Minuteman militia were patrolling the desert just east of Gila Bend, along Interstate 8, Saturday night.
Two Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies were checking nearby mile posts often used for drug trafficking when they came across mile post 140, court papers said.
When the deputies pulled up to the area, they reportedly flashed their high beams and honked their horn.
Court papers say Malley thought a crime was occurring when the deputies showed up, so he felt the right to flash his rifle and a flashlight at one of the deputies.
The deputy verbally identified himself as law enforcement, but Malley continued to point his rifle and asked the deputy to show identification, court documents said.