In a written statement released by the state Senate, Rogers said that she doesn’t know what Sanchez “is capable of” and that no one “in their right mind would show up uninvited to my home at night. Therefore, I don’t trust that this person wouldn’t lash out and try to physically harm me in some fashion.”
By Ray Stern || The Arizona Republic
Arizona state Sen. Wendy Rogers, R-Flagstaff, has convinced a judge to issue an order barring a reporter from contacting her at home.
Flagstaff Justice Court Magistrate Judge Amy Criddle signed the restraining order April 19 against Camryn Sanchez, who covers the state Senate for the Arizona Capitol Times, after a petition from Rogers, R-Flagstaff. Criddle’s order doesn’t appear to show Sanchez doing anything out of the ordinary in her job as a reporter.
Sanchez was investigating where Rogers lives, according to a Capitol Times article about the court order, specifically an “injunction against harassment.” State law requires lawmakers to reside in the county of the legislative district they represent, and Sanchez was investigating properties in Tempe and Chandler that Rogers owned; the senator lists a Flagstaff address in paperwork related to her office.
Legislative District 7, which Rogers represents, includes Payson and Globe in Gila County and part of Flagstaff in Coconino County.
Rogers wrote on social media Thursday that a “creepy” reporter was “stalking me and my neighbors at my private residences with no explanation,” and that a judge had issued the order for Sanchez’s “bizarre behavior.” She posted Ring doorbell photos of Sanchez ringing doorbells and standing outside one of the homes.