Rocks thrown at vehicles on Interstate 10 in Phoenix; 1 hurt

Rocks thrown at vehicles on Interstate 10 in Phoenix; 1 hurt

PHOENIX (AP) – A man has been arrested after large rocks were thrown at vehicles on a Phoenix freeway, injuring a 9-year-old girl.

Bond was set at $150,000 for 22-year-old Michael Santiago Kerrick at his initial court appearanceMonday. He doesn’t have a lawyer yet.

Kerrick was arrested Sunday night and is being held on suspicion of 10 counts of endangerment, 10 counts of criminal damage, seven counts of aggravated assault and other charges.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say a trooper found a man throwing rocks Sunday night on Interstate 10 and arrested him after a foot chase down an embankment.

They say one rock broke a vehicle’s windshield and hit a 9-year-old girl in the face. DPS says she lost two teeth and will require reconstructive surgery.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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