Police arrest 4 more in home invasion spree

Neil Cannon & Chris Holder

Neil Cannon & Chris Holder

KINGMAN - Kingman Police detectives have arrested four more suspects in connection with three home invasion burglaries Sunday night.

Jessie Dean Padilla, 22; Mark Michael McLennan, 18; Neil Murico Cannon, 19; and Christopher Lee Holder, 24, all of Kingman were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony first-degree burglary, armed robbery, aggravated assault and kidnapping.

According to KPD, Cannon turned himself into officers around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Padilla was arrested at home in Valle Vista, McLennan was arrested at home on Wikieup Avenue and Holder was arrested at a home on Mullen Drive.

Detectives believe Padilla and McLennan were involved in two of the invasions. Cannon and Holder were each involved in only one of the invasions, police said. This brings the total number of suspects arrested in connection with the home invasions to six.

Patrick Jaye Liewer Jr., 18, of Kingman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony charges of unlawful imprisonment, first-degree burglary, aggravated assault and flight from law enforcement. KPD believes he was involved in two of the home invasions.

Chad Jarrett Weitherow, 37, of Kingman was also arrested on Sunday on suspicion of multiple felony charges of unlawful imprisonment, aggravated assault, armed robbery, first-degree burglary, and arson of an occupied structure. Detectives believe he was involved in three of the home invasions.

A combination of witness testimony and good investigation skills led to the arrests, said Sgt. Rusty Cooper. "I'm very proud of our detectives."

On Sunday, officers responded to three calls of home invasion robberies in the 3500 block of Hodges Road, the 1800 block of Club Avenue and the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue. In each case, several male subjects forced their way into the home and, brandishing weapons, pistol whipped the occupants while demanding money, drugs and gold. A total of eight people were assaulted and threatened. Police believe the suspects specifically targeted people they knew, although the suspects missed the mark with the first house.

A fourth incident was reported to police Sunday evening. A man walking down Club Avenue reported that six men threatened him with a gun and a knife.

Detectives also believe that Cannon and McLennan may be involved in the burglary of the Circle K on the 2100 block of Kingman Avenue in January. On Jan. 6, two men wearing dark clothing and bandanas over their faces demanded money from a clerk and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.