The suspect involved in the June 8, 2014 Cochise County, Arizona police encounter has been identified as Ralph Peter Merito.
On September 2, 2014, Arizona Daily Mail News obtained reports from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office that Ralph Peter Merito had been charged. The official report indicates that Merito was taken into custody following the encounter and charged.
When jailed, Mr. Merito was defined as a man and 20 years old. Additional details of the arrest may be available from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office at (520) 432-7540.
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