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3/8/2013 6:01:00 AM
Guns, lies and tear gas
Four arrests, one assault, one shotgun - and tear gas
DOUG McMURDO/MinerMembers of the Mohave County Tactical Operations Unit approach the standoff scene Wednesday.

Members of the Mohave County Tactical Operations Unit approach the standoff scene Wednesday.
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - An investigation into a shots fired call on Tuesday led to a tense standoff Wednesday in Kingman when two men, one of them reportedly armed with a sawed-off shotgun, barricaded themselves in a home with two young children inside.

Members of the Mohave County Sheriff's Tactical Operations Unit and hostage negotiators were deployed to the home in the 4000 block of Irving Avenue at about 4:20 p.m. after deputies learned both men inside refused to exit the home and that children were also inside.

Ultimately, the two four-year-old children were safely removed from the home through a window and four people were arrested on a host of felony charges, including child endangerment and assault on a police officer.

According to a statement from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, the standoff began after deputies went to the home to investigate the previous day's shots fired call.

Nobody was at the home on Tuesday, but responding deputies found blood near the front door. Deputies on Wednesday spotted one of the vehicles the caller said left the scene Tuesday in the backyard and subsequently learned it was reported stolen.

The deputies were advised that two men - Nolan Gene Martin, 36, and 19-year-old Manuel Ricardo Duvall - were in the home and that Martin was armed with a shotgun.

They spoke with Gina Maria Denubilo, 32, outside the home. She told deputies the men were not there with her and the children.

Deputies obtained a search warrant and it was discovered the men were inside with the children and refused to exit.

Members of the Tactical Operations Unit were able to remove the children and hostage negotiators continued to speak with the men.

Duvall eventually exited the home and was taken into custody.

The unit used tear gas at about 5 p.m. to force Martin to exit the home through a broken window. He was taken into custody without further incident.

After the trio was in custody, Jimmy Lee Clouse, 58, of Kingman arrived at the scene and began yelling at the law enforcement officers present, striking a detective in the face and breaking his glasses.

Martin was arrested on a felony fugitive from justice warrant out of Clark County, Nevada, and felony child abuse and endangerment. The Clark County warrant regards a robbery charge.

Duvall was arrested on three misdemeanor warrants out of Kingman Municipal Court as well as felony child abuse and endangerment for remaining inside the barricaded home and not assisting the two children.

Denubilo was taken into custody on felony child abuse and endangerment and for felony hindering prosecution for reportedly lying to officers.

Clouse was arrested for felony aggravated assault on a peace officer and misdemeanor criminal damage.

The investigations into the report of shots fired the previous day and the stolen vehicle are ongoing. Deputies believe the blood on the floor found Tuesday was due to someone getting cut on broken glass. In any event, no gunshot victims have been located.

Deputies recovered the sawed-off shotgun at the scene.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Article comment by: Al DiCicco

Perhaps if the Headline read: Children Saved from Kidnappers, and if the story did not focus on misdemeanor warrants, I might support the Swat invasion and use of force here. Child abuse? Who's children, what was the abuse? The resitance and assault seems to have occured after they Swated the home, correct? For all that think this is good use of Swat, I disagree unless the children were clearly in harms way. I am not convinced at this point as I read this article. There are too many Swat invasions on the wrong people nationwide often for bogus charges and people die. Maybe I am all wrong on this one and the Swat were heroes here. I'd like to hear more about the children and why they were there and if it was a kidnapping. I do not support Swating a home with children for misdemeanor warrants. Did clear and presesnt danger exist here or not? We shall hear at the trial.

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Hot Topic

@ TJ,

Please find another word to insult people with. Your use of the word "retard" is offensive to a population of people who are kind, innocent and wouldn't hurt a fly.

@ Al DiCicco
"protecting your family from SWAT," never mind all the warrants, lying to police, endangering children, stolen vehicle, punching a detective in the face. Any of this adding up for you? What should they have done, ignore a call that shots may have been fired? Get a grip. They did what they had to do and no one was injured in the process, especially the children, Kudos to SWAT!

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2013
Article comment by: Police Action

They used Swat to bring someone out of a home for misdemeanor warrants? For what? Fines... For money. They put children's lives at risk. For what? Money. What was the probable cause? Who's children? Were they kidnapped? Robbery? good collar. Don't like the tactics. Anyone can make an allegation and Swat will break in? This is not freedom. Military on the street, violation of Posse Comitatus.

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: T J


Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: concerned citizen

How about 3 outstanding misdemeamner warrants, 1 outstanding robbery charge, lying to police officers, assault on a police officer, child endangerment, refusing to come out and talk to the officers, and just plain old stupidity!

Oh, I forgot. That last one's not a crime. It's a badge of honor to some people here in Kingman!

Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013
Article comment by: Al DiCicco

What is the alleged crime, protecting your family from SWAT? Someone allegedly hears shots and they get Swated? "Once a Marine, always a Marine" = Defacto military police coup de' tat in America. America the Battlefield?

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