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Two Arrested at Yuma Walmart For Refusing To Wear Masks, Coughing on Employees

Yuma Police announced Wednesday they arrested a man and woman who became combative with them after they reportedly refused to wear face masks inside a Walmart store and coughed on some employees.

At about 10:50 a.m., officers said they arrested Frank Montoya, 38, and Victoria Parra Carranza, 23, at the Walmart on Avenue B after they became confrontational.  An officer attempted to stop Montoya from leaving, but he fled on foot.  Montoya was apprehended and fought with officers. 

According to YPD, while attempting to detain Montoya, Parra Carranza came up to the scene and was trying to interfere with officers.  Yuma Police said Parra Carranza also fought with officers and was also taken into custody.

The two were booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Facility under multiple charges, including aggravated assault against an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct-fighting.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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