Yucca man charged with murder

Wallace allegedly confesses to crime

Buddy O'Brian Wallace

Buddy O'Brian Wallace

KINGMAN - A Yucca man was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder Friday following the stabbing death of Charles John McCarty on Oct. 12.

Buddy O'Brian Wallace, 24, allegedly admitted to stabbing McCarty multiple times in the chest and neck at McCarty's home in the 11200 block of Bennie Road in Yucca.

Mohave County Sheriff's detectives and members of the Tactical Operations Unit searched Wallace's residence in the 12200 block of Yucca Frontage Road at about 1 p.m. Friday and allegedly recovered evidence, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter.

Deputies, she said, responded to a business in Lake Havasu City just before 3:30 p.m. and took Wallace into custody.

Carter said the two men were acquaintances. The charge against Wallace alleges the murder was premeditated.

More charges could be filed as McCarty's pickup was missing. It was located near railroad tracks in Yucca the day after the killing. A friend found McCarty slumped over his kitchen table in a pool of blood and called the sheriff's office.

McCarty's autopsy results confirm he died from the wounds Wallace allegedly inflicted, said Carter.

Wallace was arrested in Lake Havasu City less than a week before the murder occurred on charges of criminal damage and criminal trespassing, according to court records.