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SAN TAN VALLEY — A San Tan Valley man called police after a Mesa man he had a confrontation with while working allegedly showed up at his house with a gun.

According to Pinal County Superior Court records, Sean M. Manning, 38, is charged with criminal trespass and misconduct involving a weapon by a prohibited possessor.

Around 9:45 p.m. on March 24, a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call of a man refusing to leave a home after being asked to leave in the 38000 block of North Navarro Drive. The homeowner told the deputy that he worked in loss prevention at a local store and had a confrontation with Manning at the store a few days before.

The homeowner told the deputy that he did not know Manning personally, but Manning had allegedly shown up at his home that evening saying he wanted to give the homeowner a gift. Manning then allegedly showed the homeowner a bag with a gun in it.

When the homeowner attempted to keep Manning from entering his garage, Manning allegedly grabbed the bag with the gun and left in his car. The homeowner wasn’t sure if the gun was loaded.

Deputies found Manning’s vehicle around 10:35 p.m. near Ocotillo Road and Chisolm Trail. Deputies reported they found a carrying case for a handgun under the front passenger seat with an unloaded gun inside of it. They also said they found a can of police-grade mace in the driver’s side door pocket.

According to court records, deputies said that Manning objected to his arrest, saying that it was his “God-given right to carry a firearm” and that he knew where the homeowner lived and that he was a prohibited possessor.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at