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Murder suspect's brother arrested in Kingman home

Billie Acuna

Billie Acuna

The brother of a suspected murderer was arrested last week in connection with two drive-by shootings.

Mohave County Sheriff's detectives and deputies arrested Billie Orlando Acuna, 20, of Kingman on Saturday at a home in the 3500 block of Quail Lane.

Acuna was arrested on a felony warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court for drive-by shooting and five counts of aggravated assault. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Acuna was arrested in connection with two incidents where the victims reported that they were shot at on Dec. 31 in the 3100 block of Unforgiven Circle in Kingman, said MCSO Public Information Specialist Trish Carter.

Deputies contacted Richelle Margaret Braswell, 30, of Kingman near her residence in the 3500 block of Quail Lane.

"Deputies questioned Braswell regarding the whereabouts of Acuna and she said that she didn't know," Carter said. "A short time later, detectives and deputies surrounded Braswell's residence and made contact with occupants inside the house, including Acuna."

Acuna was taken into custody without incident.

"Braswell later returned to her residence where she was taken into custody without incident," Carter said.

Braswell was arrested for hindering prosecution. A search of Acuna allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing approximately three grams of marijuana. He was charged with possession of marijuana.

Acuna also has a felony warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia issued by Kingman Justice Court and three misdemeanor warrants.

Billie Acuna is the brother of Pasqual Sosimo Acuna, 18, of Kingman. Pasqual also had been charged in connection with the Dec. 31 incident.

MCSO deputies arrested Pasqual on Jan. 7 on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested following a routine traffic stop where deputies allegedly found two bags containing a white substance, a pair of tweezers with burnt residue, a measuring scale, a glass pipe with residue and numerous miscellaneous pills.

Pasqual was indicted Thursday with the murder of Anthony Ray Martin Jr. at the beginning of December off of Bank Street, approximately five miles north of Kingman.

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