May 7 2012

– Police on Monday released some of the 911 calls in the case of a former neo-Nazi who allegedly fatally shot four people before turning a gun on himself in a Phoenix suburb.

Authorities believe Jason Todd “JT” Ready killed his girlfriend and three others, including a toddler, in a domestic dispute Wednesday at a Gilbert home.

Ready, 39, was the leader of a group of armed civilians that patrols Arizona’s desert near the Mexican border for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers.

In one of the 911 calls, Ready’s girlfriend is heard saying in a raised voice: “Oh my God. He’s got a gun. No!” before the sounds of two shots.

In another call, a sobbing young woman tells a 911 dispatcher that “my mom and my niece and my sister are all on the floor. They’re hurt pretty bad.”

Asked by the dispatcher about the shooter, the woman said: “It’s my mom’s boyfriend, JT Ready.”

Besides Ready, Gilbert police have identified the victims as Lisa Lynn Mederos, 47, Ready’s girlfriend; Lisa’s daughter Amber Mederos, 23; Amber’s 15-month-old daughter, Lilly; and Amber’s boyfriend Jim “Jambob” Hiott, 24.

Lisa Maderos’ 19-year-old daughter Brittany identified herself to the dispatcher in a 911 call, saying she heard Ready and her mother “fighting and screaming and I was in my room under a bed… I come out and they’re all on the floor and there’s blood.”

Gilbert police said they found two handguns and a shotgun at the home when they responded to the 911 calls.

A neighbor is heard on another 911 call saying he “heard about six shots” and saw the bodies of two men with “blood coming from their head” outside the home.

The neighbor added that he had just moved in next door to Ready, only knew his first name and thought he was a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Authorities said Ready was a former member of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement and led a civilian border patrol group known as the U.S. Border Guard.

The FBI was already conducting a domestic terrorism investigation of Ready at the time of the shootings. The FBI’s investigation dated to when Ready was a member of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement and continued into his participation with the border group, according to The Arizona Republic.

Search warrant affidavits obtained by the Republic show federal agents seized numerous computers and munitions from the Gilbert home where Ready lived and died in an apparent murder-suicide. The warrants imply weapons seized at the murder scene were stolen from the U.S. military. Focus on those weapons could trigger a larger federal investigation.

The murders gave the FBI access to Ready’s documents and computers inside the home where he lived with Lisa Mederos and Brittany Mederos.

Documents connected to the search warrant show that the FBI agents seized two computer towers and two laptop computers, correspondence, cellphones, police and Nazi uniforms, white-supremacist propaganda and bank statements.

Agents seized two assault-style rifles and multiple rounds of ammunition. The reporting FBI agent focused on “approximately two dozen military ordnance/40 millimeter grenades” loaded with explosives, tear gas, buckshot and smoke.


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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