Arizona Man Accused of Living in Dead Man’s Home and Illegally Selling His Car

Michael Macinnis (Photo: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office)

45-year-old Michael Macinnis was taken into custody in January for reportedly occupying the residence of a deceased individual in Cordes Lakes for an extended period of time and also profiting off the sell of the dead man’s car.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Macinnis, had been living in a house in Cordes Lake, located approximately 65 miles north of Phoenix. This occurred several months after the homeowner’s passing.

Authorities say that Macinnis allegedly falsified documents in order to appear as the designated personal representative of the estate, and subsequently sold the homeowner’s Chevy Tahoe to a Flagstaff resident in May of 2023.

According to YCSO, Macinnis attempted to avoid arrest on Jan. 3 and in doing so, he forcefully shut a metal door on one of the deputies’ wrists.

According to YCSO, while being apprehended, Macinnis allegedly ingested 40 fentanyl pills. He was administered Narcan, an anti-overdose medication, by medical personnel at the jail before being transported to a hospital.

Macinnis faces nine felony charges, including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fraud, and forgery.