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Charges dropped against McCain campaign staffer

Blaze Lawrence Baggs
Courtesy YCSO

Blaze Lawrence Baggs

PRESCOTT – Charges have been dismissed against Blaze L. Baggs, the field director for U.S. Senator John McCain’s re-election campaign who had been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly vandalizing a sign at Bucky’s Casino on the Yavapai-Prescott reservation, according court documents.

Baggs, 23, was booked into the Camp Verde jail Feb. 23 after a Tribal police officer said he had torn down a casino shuttle sign.

The officer located Baggs inside Bucky’s, where he was playing cards, shortly after midnight, and took him into custody on the misdemeanor charge.

On Monday, April 4, the County Attorney’s office agreed to dismiss the charge provided Baggs pays the Tribe $38 in restitution, pays the court $275 in settlement fees, and remains violation-free for six months.

The agreement also covers the federal court’s case.

Baggs is banned from the Tribe’s casino properties.

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