Kingman murder suspect indicted

James freed from prison week before man's death

David Allen James

David Allen James

KINGMAN - A Kingman man who was released from prison one week before he allegedly beat to death a 23-year-old has been indicted on first-degree murder and other charges.

David Allen James, 33, was arrested May 24, five days after Matthew Scott Porter died. Kingman Police initially believed Porter died of a drug overdose, but blunt force trauma to the head led the Mohave County Medical Examiner to determine Porter was the victim of a homicide.

The assault allegedly occurred after two women were involved in a physical confrontation at Porter's Windsor Avenue home.

How James was identified as Porter's alleged killer was not made clear, but he was arrested after Kingman Police pulled over a vehicle in which James was a passenger in the 3300 block of Harvard Street.

James denied killing Porter. He was released from an Arizona prison just days before the killing after serving eight years on a dangerous drug charge.

In addition to the murder count, James also faces a felony count of manslaughter, aggravated assault and assisting a criminal street gang. Which gang or how he assisted it has not been revealed by law enforcement. Judge Lee Jantzen will arraign him today at 8:30 a.m.

Another man accused of assisting a criminal street gang also was indicted last week.

The Golden Valley man who allegedly intimidated a witness during the drive-by shooting trial of a Kingman man was indicted on five felony counts Thursday.

Peter Louis Bacon, 32, was arrested May 31 and his home in the 3200 block of Chea Drive was searched, where detectives assigned to a pair of enforcement teams allegedly found evidence he is a member of the Hells Angels.

The incident that led law enforcement to Bacon's reportedly occurred on April 7 at Mohave County Superior Court. John Page was on trial for allegedly shooting at Brent Johnson in the Butler area last October.

Johnson, the purported victim in the drive by, told detectives Bacon was in the courtroom, either prior to or after testifying against Page - who was ultimately acquitted. Johnson said Bacon clenched his fist and raised it in a threatening manner. Johnson also told detectives Bacon warned him "he was going to get his."

Bacon has served time in prison on a weapons offense and unlawful flight from law enforcement. He was on felony release in a federal trafficking in stolen property case he was charged with in December of 2014.

The Mohave County Grand Jury indicted him on felony counts of assisting a criminal street gang, witness tampering and three counts of threatening or intimidating.

Judge Billy Sipe will arraign Bacon, who is being held without bail in the Mohave County jail, at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The grand jury also indicted:

• Marqueff Terrell Harris and Justin Ramon Darby: Possession of counterfeit products, attempted fraudulent schemes and artifices, and possession of marijuana.

Judge Steven Conn will arraign them at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Keenan Michael Reed: Aggravated assault and criminal damage, along with misdemeanor counts of DUI and failure to stop after an accident.

Sipe will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Ronald Francis Jones: Aggravated harassment, second-degree burglary, possession of marijuana and misdemeanor criminal damage by domestic violence.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Mark Joseph Cruz: Possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sipe will arraign him at 8:30 Thursday.

• Robert BJ Henry Osterhout (two indictments): Second-degree burglary. Second indictment: Second-degree burglary.

Conn will arraign him on both counts Monday. Osterhout was recently indicted on more than 10 other burglary counts.

• Israel Dean Fenske: Third-degree burglary.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Robert Lee Hirchag Jr. (two indictments): Aggravated assault by domestic violence, criminal damage by domestic violence and aggravated assault. Second indictment: Aggravated assault.

Jantzen will arraign him today.

• Gary Edwin Hutzel: Failure to register as a sex offender.

Jantzen will arraign him today.

• Robert Russell Kreamier: Third-degree burglary, credit card theft and misdemeanor theft.

Sipe will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

• James Thomas Owens: Unlawful removal of theft detection device and misdemeanor shoplifting.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Colton James Tobin: Aggravated assault.

Sipe will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Dana Takeshi Omatsu and Kristen Elizabeth Deliens: Possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jantzen will arraign them at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Tirrell Lamar Pinkett: Aggravated domestic violence.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Steven Robert Schulz: Two counts of forgery.

There is a $10,000 warrant out for his arrest. Sipe was assigned the case.

• Cody James French: Second-degree burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Shane Raymond Argento: Possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sipe will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

• Adam Paul Doiron: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of dangerous drugs, two counts of possession of narcotics and four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

• Gerald Tobias Garcia: Possession of narcotics for sale, possession of marijuana for sale (more than four pounds) possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of equipment, or chemicals, or both for the manufacture of narcotics, manufacturing narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and misconduct involving weapons.

Conn will arraign him at 8:30 a.m. Monday.