KINGMAN – A homicide victim found Sunday on a road south of Kingman Airport was in a decomposed state when discovered by two people traveling in a vehicle.
Trish Carter, spokeswoman for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, said this morning detectives believe they know who the victim is but must await confirmation of his identity through fingerprints and DNA testing.
Detectives arrested Brian Dugan, 22, and Elizabeth Orozco, 20, both of Kingman early Monday and booked them into Mohave County Jail on a charge of second-degree murder.
An autopsy performed Monday on the victim determined he died of strangulation, although he also had several gunshot wounds and was bludgeoned to the head.
KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested Felicia Marie Rozelle, 20, of Kingman early Saturday on a felony charge of first-degree criminal trespass.
Officers took a trespassing report Thursday at a residence in the 500 block of Third Avenue, a news release from the KPD stated.
Rozelle allegedly forced entry into the residence to contact her estranged husband. She left the scene before officers arrived.
About 12:54 a.m. Saturday, officers contacted Rozelle in the 1000 block of Buchanan Street regarding another domestic-related incident. She was taken into custody on the previous complaint and booked into Mohave County Jail.
KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested Thaer Jamal Alkhatib, 26, of Kingman on Friday on a felony charge of theft and six misdemeanor warrants.
Officers took a theft report at a residence in the 400 block of Lomas Flojas, a news release from the KPD stated.
Several hours later, officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Kenwood Avenue for an unrelated matter.
They contacted Alkhatib at the scene and knew he was wanted in connection with the earlier theft.
A records check also uncovered five warrants for probation violation and one for failure to appear.
Alkhatib was booked into Mohave County Jail.
KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew John Johnson, 33, of Kingman on Saturday night on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct/domestic violence.
About 5:05 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight between a male and female in the 3500 block of Quail Lane, a news release from the MCSO stated. They learned Johnson and the woman had been living together and that an argument between them had escalated into a physical confrontation. Both subjects refused medical treatment.
A Kingman Police officer allegedly found a metal pipe on Johnson, who was booked into Mohave County Jail.
KINGMAN – Kingman Police arrested Vincent Anthony Guzman, 26, of Kingman on Monday on a felony fugitive from justice warrant issued in Texas.
Officers responded to a disturbance call in the 2800 block of Prescott Street, a news release from the KPD stated. Guzman was contacted and a records check on him turned up the warrant stemming from an original charge of parole violation. He was booked into Mohave County Jail to await extradition.
KINGMAN – Seven vehicles were involved in three separate collisions on Interstate 40 near milepost 49 on Tuesday. One person was driven to Kingman Regional Medical Center, but no other injuries were reported.
The Department of Public Safety did not release the names of anyone involved pending further investigation. Around 5:30 p.m., a commercial vehicle crossed lanes causing a second vehicle to lose control. Two other collisions followed the initial one. The freeway was closed for several hours.
KINGMAN – Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Santos Chavez, 24, a transient on Tuesday on a felony charge of criminal damage.
Deputies responded to a complaint from a business in the 2700 block of Highway 66, a news release from the MCSO stated.
The 49-year-old male victim reported he was paying Chavez, an employee, and that Chavez expected more money and was upset. Chavez went outside and allegedly threw a rock at the victim’s vehicle, causing damage to its front and side windows.
Deputies contacted Chavez and after questioning took him into custody and booked him into Mohave County Jail.