MAGNET arrests four

Walter Leon Murphy III, Regina Christine Parker, Robert James McIntosh and Jessica Kelley Roderick.

Walter Leon Murphy III, Regina Christine Parker, Robert James McIntosh and Jessica Kelley Roderick.

KINGMAN – The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested four Kingman residents during a bust Monday morning.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit executed a search warrant at about 6 a.m. at a home in the 3800 block of Neal Avenue. The following people were arrested on felony charges:

Walter Leon Murphy III, 59, for tampering with physical evidence, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. MAGNET had previously arrested Murphy on March 16 for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jessica Kelley Roderick, 21, for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. MAGNET had previously arrested her July 11 by on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant for contempt of court

Robert James McIntosh, 32, for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of vehicle with tampered VIN, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Regina Christine Parker, 35, for possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, a continuing investigation into Murphy led to the search at his home on Neal Avenue.  During initial entry by the TOU, Murphy and Roderick were found inside a motor home on the property.  Murphy was reportedly noncompliant with TOU team members, who later discovered Murphy had allegedly opened a bag of methamphetamine and poured it into the wet carpet in an attempt to destroy evidence. A usable quantity of methamphetamine was recovered from the carpet along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

​McIntosh and Parker were found in a fifth-wheel trailer on the property. Evidence inside the trailer showed that McIntosh had allegedly been selling methamphetamine for several months. Inside the bedroom was reportedly a usable quantity of methamphetamine and associated sales paraphernalia.

A dirt bike with a tampered vehicle identification number was also found on the property. Mohave County Planning and Zoning, Mohave County Building Department and Mohave County Environmental Health Department responded to the property due to numerous violations being found. 

All four suspects were transported and booked into the Mohave County jail without incident.