County Roundup: Monday, March 21, 2011

From the Mohave Daily News

A Bullhead City man was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase with his 3-year-old daughter in the car. Police say Sean Edward Nygard, 35, took off March 7 when an officer attempted to pull over his Dodge Neon near Hancock Road and Lakeside Drive. Police called off the pursuit in the interest of public safety and planned to go to Nygard's residence by tracing his license plate. But passersby reported that they saw a green Neon speeding onto Palma Road and police followed, spotting the car inside a garage as the garage door was being lowered. Police say Nygard then fled on foot, leaving the child alone in the car. He was arrested short time later, hiding behind a bush in the 1500 block of Lincoln Bay. A search allegedly turned up a small plastic baggie containing a leafy green substance. He was booked on a felony charge of endangerment per domestic violence, unlawful flight from law enforcement, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and taken to the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. The girl was released to her mother.

From the Bullhead Police Department

A narcotic "buy-bust" operation resulted in the arrest of four Bullhead City residents for drug possession and sales. On March 11, the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team conducted a narcotic operation from several business parking lots in Bullhead City. A MAGNET agent made phone calls to known subjects, soliciting to buy methamphetamine from them. As dealers arrived, a surveillance team monitored the drug transaction. After the exchange of drugs for money, the team arrested the drug dealer. The first alleged drug dealer to be arrested was Michael Lee Couch, 20, of Bullhead City. Couch sold allegedly 3.3 grams of methamphetamine to an agent. Couch's chauffeur, Joshua Blaine Saddler, 21, was arrested for possession of a marijuana pipe and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for failure to pay a fine. Then Earl Lee Corkran, 49, of Bullhead City showed up and allegedly sold 7.1 grams of methamphetamine to the agent. The team moved their location and allegedly purchased 3½ grams of methamphetamine from Jason Sadua Sanchez, 21, of Bullhead City. Sanchez sped away from the arrest team, but was apprehended after leaving a trail of dust in the streets and money fluttering out his window.