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Wed, Jan. 22


KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Lynn Vergin Davenport, 48, of Kingman late Wednesday afternoon for forgery and fraudulent schemes and artifices. At approximately 11:50 a.m., deputies responded to a business located in the 1600 block of Northern Avenue in reference to fraud. Deputies contacted the reporting party, an employee, who said they received a customer's returned check from a bank indicating the account was closed. The employee said they accepted this check from a woman identified as Davenport on Dec. 18. The reporting party further said that, according to Davenport, she was paying with her mother's check because the service was for her mother and her mother was too sick to come into the office. The reporting party also said that they learned recently that Davenport's mother was deceased. Deputies confirmed that Davenport's mother has passed away. Utilizing a photo line-up, the suspect was identified as Davenport. At about 2 p.m., deputies contacted Davenport in the area of Fifth and Pine streets. Davenport was transported to Mohave County Sheriff's Office. During conversation with Davenport, she denied going into the business and giving them a check. Davenport was taken into custody without incident. She was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Kyle Wayne Johnson, 30, of Kingman late Wednesday morning. Johnson was arrested on a parole violation felony warrant issued out of Unicoi County in Tennessee and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies were informed by Tennessee Sheriff's Office regarding a wanted felon identified as Johnson that may be in Mohave County. Upon further investigation at about 9:35 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 4500 block of Glen Road. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Johnson regarding his outstanding warrant and took him into custody without incident. Johnson was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Later, deputies located a scale, which allegedly contained a white substance in the back of their patrol vehicle. Deputies contacted Johnson, and he allegedly said the scale belonged to him.

KINGMAN - The Kingman Fire Department responded to a semi-truck fire Saturday on Interstate 40. Two engines with eight firefighters and one duty battalion chief responded at 1:46 p.m. to milepost 48 on I-40. Upon arrival, they found the cab of the vehicle fully involved in flames. They were able to contain the fire, which did not reach the trailer. The firefighters cleared the scene at 2:43 p.m.

KINGMAN - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested John Francis Majko III, 28, of Kingman on Jan. 11 on felony charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a Kingman Justice Court misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines. About 8:15 p.m., deputies contacted Majko as he walked along Melody Street near Thompson Avenue, a news release from the MCSO stated. A records check found the warrant. Majko began to run upon being advised he was being arrested and got about 50 yards before being detained. A search of Majko allegedly uncovered a smoking device with burnt residue and a small bag with a white crystal substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine. Majko was booked into Mohave County Jail.

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