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5:46 PM Thu, Nov. 15th

Charges mount against shootout suspect Edward Mallon

Injured officer will return to duty Thursday

A man charged with attempted murder in a shootout with police Sunday was being sought in connection with auto theft in Chino Valley, Kingman police said on Tuesday.

Their investigation had begun Thursday with the arrest of a woman at a Kingman motel in that auto theft and in the burglary of her ex-husband's residence north of the city.

A weapon found in the stolen vehicle was among nine guns stolen from a Kingman gun shop Friday morning.

So was the 9mm handgun used in Sunday's shootout, said police Lt. Dean Brice.

Edward Mallon, 28, of Kingman, has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

Mallon was arrested after he abandoned a vehicle and was chased in a commercial area west of Andy Devine Avenue in north Kingman.

The incident began when officers found Mallon on the floor of the pickup that was driven to a supermarket along Andy Devine Avenue by a Kingman woman being watched by police.

She is the daughter of the gun-store owner.

Mallon also will be charged for probation violation in a warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court and vehicle theft in Bullhead City, as well as three misdemeanor warrants, Brice said.

The gun used to fire on three police officers was found at the scene, Brice said.

Three bullets were found in the weapon when Mallon surrendered.

The cartridge can hold up to 10 bullets.

Brice said investigators were still trying to determine how many shots were fired.

Kingman police Cpl. Michael Bolt was shot in the chest and was treated for bruises and released from Kingman Regional Medical Center on Sunday.

Bolt, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, will return to duty Thursday, Brice said.

Brice said nine handguns were reported stolen Friday morning from Jim Cornwall's gunsmith shop in the 900 block of Turquoise Street downtown.

Cornwall's daughter, Sara Rose Cornwall, 19, was arrested Sunday right before the shootout.

She was charged with first-degree hindering prosecution.

Brice said a bullet that struck a paint booth on the outside of Chris' Auto Body, 3820 Sunshine Drive, was recovered along with a bullet found inside the business.

A woman at the business who wished to remain anonymous said a bullet casing was found in a worker's stall inside the building.

That bullet penetrated the east wall of the business, Brice said.

No one was in the building at the time of the shooting, the woman said.

Another of the weapons stolen from Cornwall's business, a .45-caliber Ruger, was recovered from a stolen 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Dec. 6, Brice said.

That vehicle was reported stolen from a Chino Valley car dealership Dec. 1.

The Monte Carlo was taken without identification being given at the dealership, said Chino Valley Sgt. Mark Garcia.

Kingman police were searching for Mallon following the arrest Thursday night of Jamie Danielle Davis at a motel room in the 400 block of West Beale Street.

Davis, 24, of Kingman, was wanted in the theft of the 1998 Monte Carlo.

The vehicle was found by the Mohave County Sheriff's Office on Dec. 6 behind a residence in the 3600 block of Oriole Lane in the unincorporated community known as Birdland.

Davis had been sought for a burglary reported Nov.

18 at a residence in the 1700 block of Detroit Avenue that belonged to her ex-husband, said Sgt. Rusty Cooper.

At the time of her arrest, Davis was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic handgun.

That weapon was not one of the weapons stolen from Cornwall's business, Brice said.

Davis was also charged with second-degree burglary, theft, trafficking in stolen property, possession of dangerous drugs — methamphetamine — and misconduct involving weapons.

Davis admitted to stealing the Monte Carlo and to burglary of her ex-husband's home, Brice said.

Calls to Cornwall and Mobil Welding, 3840 Sunshine Drive, for comment were not returned Tuesday, although a woman reported that she and her husband were evacuated from Mobil Welding, a combination residence and business, on Sunday.

Janice Allsup, the owner of Daze Transfer, 3860 Sunshine Drive, said she left the business 15 minutes before the shooting and didn't see anything.

"We have someone who lives on the property in a mobile home," Allsup said.

"He was instructed to leave or stay inside, lock all doors and stay away from windows (until notified by police)."