TUCSON – A physician who practiced in Benson and Sierra Vista until last year has been arrested for attempted first-degree murder.

Glenn Gary Robertson, 50, is being held in the Pima County Jail’s infirmary on a $1 million secured bond. He was taken into custody Friday on a federal warrant but details of his arrest have not been made public.

Robertson had held a medical license since 2004 but it was suspended, and then revoked, last year by the Arizona Medical Board over concerns with his professional conduct and possible drug use. He failed to respond to the board’s communications and ignored orders to undergo drug testing.

Public records show Robertson was previously restricted from practicing clinical medicine for two years in 2009 after he prescribed medication for a non-patient with whom he had a personal relationship. Then in December 2017, the medical board placed Robertson on probation after questioned were raised about the quality of care he provided a patient who died.

That probationary period expired June 7, 2018, two weeks before the board issued an emergency order suspending his license for refusing to cooperate in a new investigation that included allegations of illegal distribution of narcotics. The suspension became a formal revocation in November.

The Herald/Review will update this story as details become available.

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