This week's local crime and court updates from Arizona Daily Sun.
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An Arizona man is facing federal charges that he tampered with evidence after he was arrested on a highway with young girls in an enclosed trailer. Samuel Bateman was indicted this month on three counts of destroying records and tampering with criminal proceedings. He pleaded not guilty Thursday in federal magistrate court in Flagstaff. A judge ordered that he remain behind bars while the case continues. A state police agency arrested Bateman in Flagstaff in late August after someone spotted small fingers through a gap in the trailer's rear door. Bateman has pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges in that case.