On Dec. 17, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Thomas Edward Hennings, 19, and Timothy Scott Gragg, 41, both of Kingman. Hennings faces felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia and two misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass. Gragg was charged with felony counts of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies stopped a vehicle Gragg was driving in the 2400 block of Neal Avenue at about 9 p.m. Hennings, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, exited the vehicle and fled. Deputies reportedly spotted a plastic bag with a white substance on the front seat, which allegedly field-tested positive for methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed two spoons with burnt residue. Gragg was taken into custody without incident. A resident in the area alerted deputies that Hennings was hiding under a home on Neal Avenue and that is where he was apprehended and taken into custody without further incident.
Will you hide me from the cops?
On Dec. 19, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kayla Sue Wyant, 21. At 1:20 p.m., deputies observed Wyant and a man walking in the 2700 block of Packard. Deputies knew Wyant had outstanding warrants for her arrest. The man fled when deputies approached. During a search of Wyant's belongings, deputies allegedly found a used syringe. When the deputy attempted to place Wyant in the back seat of the patrol vehicle, she resisted and kicked the door and window. Wyant was taken into custody and booked into the Mohave County Jail for felony resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court for possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also arrested on a misdemeanor contempt of court warrant issued by the Kingman Justice Court. A witness advised deputies that he had followed the man to a residence in the 2800 block of Lass Avenue. Deputies contacted a woman at that location. The woman told them that the man asked if he could hide in her home. She denied his request and asked deputies to prosecute him for criminal trespass. Deputies found the man hiding in another yard. He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail for misdemeanor criminal trespassing and misdemeanor contempt of court warrants issued by the Kingman Justice and Kingman Municipal Court.
DUI, children on board
On Dec. 20, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Tamara Ree Bauer, 45, of Kingman on three felony charges of aggravated DUI-passenger under 15 years of age. Deputies stopped Bauer in the 3100 block of Snavely Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. They reportedly smelled alcohol on Bauer. She was taken into custody after field sobriety tests were conducted. Three children who were in the car with her were released to relatives. Bauer was transported to the DUI task force mobile command post in the 3400 block of Stockton Hill Road where an analysis revealed her blood alcohol concentration was 0.107. Bauer was taken into custody without incident. Her boyfriend was cited and released for alleged hindering prosecution, a misdemeanor.
Violence with a butcher knife
On Dec. 20, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dennis Montoya, 38, of Golden Valley on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon per domestic violence and three misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, assault, and criminal damage - all per domestic violence.Deputies responded to a domestic violence call the night before at a home in the 3700 block of Redwall Drive. The reporting party advised that Montoya was holding a butcher knife. A few moments later the caller reported the knife had been taken from Montoya after he put it to his chest. When deputies arrived they discovered Montoya had cut his hand bad enough to require a trip to Kingman Regional Medical Center. The alleged victims are Montoya's wife, 35, and 17-year-old son. The son told deputies his father was injured when he and his mother pulled the knife away from him. The teenager also told deputies he had to restrain his father when Montoya chased his mother. He also said Montoya punched the side mirror of his mother's vehicle. The mother told deputies that Montoya elbowed her in the head when the three of them wrestled for the knife. Deputies arrested Montoya the next day at a home in the 5700 block of Redwall Drive. He was taken into custody without incident.
Fugitive from justice
On Dec. 23, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Billy Ray Talley, 56, of Kingman on a fugitive from justice felony warrant issued out of Texas. Deputies contacted Talley in the 2000 block of Stockton Hill Road regarding the warrant. He was taken into custody without incident.
Not licensed to drive
On Dec. 24, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Sherrye Denise Jones, 56, of Kingman for a felony possession of drug paraphernalia warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court and driving on a suspended license, a misdemeanor. Deputies pulled over Jones just after noon on Baker and Northern avenues. A record check revealed the warrant and driver's license status. She was taken into custody without incident.
Meth and marijuana
On Dec. 24, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kingman resident Kevin Eugene Hatcher, 48, on charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies. Hatcher was a passenger in a car deputies pulled over at about 3:20 p.m. on Roosevelt Street at Hearne Avenue. The driver had a suspended license and another passenger had a misdemeanor failure to pay fines warrant issued for her arrest. A search of the vehicle reportedly yielded a plastic bag containing marijuana and a plastic bag containing roughly three grams of methamphetamine. Hatcher reportedly admitted the drugs and marijuana were his. Hatcher and the woman were taken into custody without incident. The driver was cited and released at the scene.
On Dec. 25, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies charged Heather Joy Jewell, 39, of Needles, Calif., with promoting prison contraband and possession of dangerous drugs. Deputies responded to the Mohave County jail at about 6:40 p.m. after detention officers, during the booking process for Jewell's earlier arrest on unrelated charges, discovered she was allegedly in possession of a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance and a pipe.
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to an accidental shooting Dec. 28 in the desert off of Pink Rock Road near Bison Boulevard, east of Lake Havasu city. According to MCSO, Shane Roe, 20, of California, and his girlfriend were target shooting in the area. Roe was kneeling down and getting into position to shoot when he accidentally shot himself in the foot with his shotgun. He was transported to Havasu Regional Medical Center.
Burglary, stalking and domestic violence
On Dec. 29, Kingman Police arrested Michael Lee Hamlin, 38 of Kingman, on felony charges of first-degree burglary, theft of a firearm, stalking, resisting arrest and misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, all related to domestic violence. At 9:20 p.m., officers had responded to a home in the 2100 block of Valentine Avenue regarding a report of a man attempting to enter a home. Officers arrived and contacted Hamlin, an estranged boyfriend of the home's resident. An investigation revealed that Hamlin had allegedly entered the home while the occupant was asleep and took a handgun and garage door opener. The investigation also led officers to believe that Hamlin was stalking the victim. According to police, Hamlin attempted to run when being placed into handcuffs. He was captured, taken into custody and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
On Dec. 25, Kingman Police officers arrested Eduardo Gonzalez-Egusquiza, 49, of Miami, Fla., and Amado Lopez-Rivera, 51, of Fontana, Calif., for felony burglary in the third degree. Around noon, officers had responded to a report of a burglary in progress of the fenced storage yard of a truck repair business in the 3200 block of Bank Street. Officers arrived and detained three subjects near the storage yard. The investigation determined that Egusquiza and Rivera, the drivers of a semi tractor parked nearby, had entered the fenced storage yard in an attempt to steal a part needed for repair of their semi. Egusquiza, who allegedly admitted involvement, and Rivera, who denied involvement, were booked into the Mohave County Jail. A third subject, who was acquainted with both men, was released when it was found that he was not involved with the burglary.
On Dec. 27, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies and detectives responded to an incident at a business located in the 5200 block of South Highway 95. At about 8:11 a.m., deputies responded to the Mohave Health Mart Pharmacy where a deceased man was located inside. Investigations determined that the 53-year-old Bullhead City man had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Autopsy results are pending.
Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Dean Willmon, 43, of Kingman Dec. 21 for felony possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and two felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. At 7:26 a.m., deputies contacted Willmon as he was walking in the area of Neal Avenue and North Melody Street. Willmon allegedly admitted to having a bag of meth on him. A search revealed a sunglass case containing a plastic bag holding a white crystal substance, a loaded syringe, an empty syringe, a spoon with residue and cotton used as filters. Deputies also allegedly located a pipe with marijuana residue in his pants pocket. Willmon was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Mohave County Jail.