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Wife of AZ Deputy Killed in Vehicle Attack, Police Say

December 02, 2017  | 

Trent Garrett Ferree was arrested on suspicion of killing the wife of a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy. (Photo: Maricopa County SO)
Trent Garrett Ferree was arrested on suspicion of killing the wife of a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy. (Photo: Maricopa County SO)

A man held on suspicion of hitting the wife and daughter of a Maricopa County sheriff's deputy with his pickup told Phoenix police investigators he blamed his actions on "a combination of drinking alcohol and hearing vibrations and voices that made him want to murder someone," according to a court document released Friday.

The deputy's wife, Amy Chervenak, 47, died in the attack.

Trent Garrett Ferree, 45, of Mesa was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He was being held on a $1 million bond in a Maricopa County jail.

Ferree was driving his silver 2001 Dodge Ram pickup just after 7 p.m. when he drove up onto the sidewalk to hit a couple. They jumped out of the way, according to a court document.

About 10 minutes later, Ferree told police, he saw a woman and a child walking, AZCentral reports.

Chervenak and her 11-year-old daughter were walking back to their north Phoenix home when Ferree hit them from behind, according to the police statement. He hit them once, then turned his car around and hit Chervenak again, the statement said. She was run over three times in the attack. Her daughter was injured.


Comments (7)

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LEO (RET) @ 12/2/2017 2:26 PM

Unbelievable!! There’s a special kind of place in hell waiting for evil like that.

db in AZ @ 12/2/2017 5:22 PM

The beating of this P.O.S. 's face should have continued until he was "tagged on the toe" dead.

AZBIGDOG @ 12/3/2017 6:44 AM

I am hoping the Deputy and his child can recover from their grief and sorrow over their loss.

Trigger @ 12/4/2017 4:38 AM

Rest in peace Amy. I pray the that the Good Lord is holding you and your family close.

kojack58 @ 12/4/2017 8:34 AM

You take and tie him to the back bumper of a truck drag him a couple of miles then back up and forward three times. That ought to impress him.

Pyrodestruction @ 12/10/2017 9:39 AM

This POS should be Tortured till he Dies..

Alan George @ 12/24/2017 12:15 PM

Amy, You had been my physician for 3 years. I saw you just 2 months ago and we spent an hour sharing stories and laughing. You were one of the sweetest and kindest persons I've ever known. I can hardly believe this has happened. There are no words to express my sorrow. I will miss you and your playful smile. You have given so much to so many. I am so deeply sorry. Rest gently in God's arms Amy.

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