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MCSO: Man arrested, bit by K-9 after stealing ATV, starting brush fire

Christopher Riley. (MCSO Photo)

PHOENIX — A man bit by a K-9 Sunday after allegedly stealing an ATV and starting a brush fire in Sun City West has been identified, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said 35-year-old Christopher Riley, who was considered dangerous, stole an ATV Sunday afternoon before starting the fire near 143rd Avenue and Jomax Road.

Riley was bit by an MCSO K-9 upon being taken into custody.

Riley was charged with seven counts, including two counts of theft of transportation, one count of robbery and one count of aggravated assault.

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