Man refuses to leave jail upon release, booked for trespassing

Jon Johnson Photo/Gila Herald: An inmate refused to leave his cell upon being released from jail and was subsequently booked back in on a trespassing charge.

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – Usually when an inmate bonds out of jail the person is eager to leave the facility. However, that was seemingly not the case recently at the Graham County Adult Detention Facility. 

Trevor James Paul Pruszynski, 20, of Pima, was initially booked into jail on Saturday on a disorderly conduct charge. The following day Pruszynski was bonded out by a family member, however, he declined to leave his cell and was booked on a new charge of criminal trespass in the third degree. 

According to a Graham County Sheriff’s Office report, when a detention officer retrieved Pruszynski’s clothes for him and told him he was being released, Pruszynski reportedly closed his cell door and said he didn’t want to leave. 

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Trevor Pruszynski was booked back into jail after refusing to leave upon his release.

A deputy informed Pruszynski that his family member had bonded him out and was there to pick him up but he reportedly yelled “tick-tock” at the deputy repeatedly and cursed at him. 

Pruzynski was then booked back into jail on the trespassing charge and the family member was informed of the situation. A mental evaluation with a crisis team member was also set to help determine Pruzynski’s mental state and address how to best assist his need.