Family dispute leads to drug arrest
On Dec. 28, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Roland Dean Asuncion Jr., 18, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and misconduct involving weapons.
Deputies responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 3500 block of Northern Avenue at about 1:50 p.m.
They arrested Asuncion's 21-year-old brother on a pair of misdemeanor domestic violence charges and subsequently learned Asuncion - the alleged victim of domestic violence - supposedly had marijuana in his bedroom. Deputies requested a search warrant. In the meantime, Asuncion reportedly locked himself in the home after forcing his father and other relatives outside.
Deputies believed Asuncion was destroying evidence and eventually convinced the man to exit the home. The search warrant was approved just before 5 p.m. and deputies allegedly found marijuana in the toilet and on the floor. In his bedroom they allegedly found several smoking pipes, a scale, a plastic bag containing a white liquid, $1,300 in cash and a .22-caliber handgun. In his car they allegedly found another bag of marijuana and a .25-caliber handgun.
Substances found during strip search
On Dec. 30, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Reanna Lynn Nixon, 22, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of narcotics for sale, possession of narcotics, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies stopped a car Nixon was in on Northern Avenue and Glen Road at about 1:15 a.m.
They reportedly saw a pipe with white residue sticking out of her bra and took her into custody. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a digital scale, a metal spoon with residue and another pipe with residue.
She reportedly admitted to having drugs on her person when she arrived at the Mohave County jail and a strip search allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing 3.5 grams of a black powder substance and a second plastic bag containing a white crystal substance.
Two arrested on drug charges
On Jan. 1, Kingman Police officers arrested Chad Brent Hanna and Tiffany Marie McMillon, both 24 and from Kingman. Hanna was arrested on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with misdemeanor warrants for false reporting and assault. McMillon was arrested on felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with a misdemeanor warrant for driving on a revoked license.
Police pulled over McMillon for a traffic violation in the 3900 block of Stockton Hill Road at about 11 p.m.
A record check revealed her warrant and a subsequent search allegedly revealed she was in possession of weed and the associated paraphernalia. A search of Hanna, who reportedly provided police with a false name in order to avoid arrest on his warrants, allegedly revealed he was in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and paraphernalia.
They were taken into custody without incident.
Assault, meth alleged in Golden Valley
On Jan. 1, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kailey Marie Pierozek, 24, of Golden Valley on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor charges of assault per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence. She also had four misdemeanor warrants for assault, failure to appear and two related to domestic violence issued by Kingman Justice Court.
Deputies responded to a disturbance call at a home in the 1100 block of Bacobi Road at about 1:40 p.m.
The alleged victim, a 47-year-old woman, reportedly told deputies she was in a verbal argument with Pierozek that became physical when the younger woman allegedly hit her in the face, causing a cut above her eye and bruising.
Deputies located Pierozek sitting in a wash on Hope Road. Pierozek reportedly denied hitting the woman. She was taken into custody and a search of her purse allegedly revealed she possessed a plastic bag containing methamphetamine and syringes with methamphetamine.