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Kingman Police arrested Benjamin Wesley McGlothlin, 31, of Kingman Monday on a felony charge of fraud. McGlothlin was arrested at a pharmacy in the 3900 block of Stockton Hill Road around 11:30 a.m. after it was alleged that he had presented a fraudulent prescription to the pharmacist for narcotic drugs. McGlothlin admitted involvement in the offense and was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Albert Marwin Cook, 39, of Peach Springs and a member of the Hualapai Nation Indian Tribe, pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault resulting in serious bodily injury in federal district court in Phoenix. According to the plea agreement, Cook assaulted the victim in Sept. 2011 by hitting and kicking her multiple times all over her body. As a result of the assault, the victim sustained serious bodily injuries, some of which required surgery. Cook is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9 and faces up to 10 years in prison. The investigation in this case was conducted by the Hualapai Nation Police Department. The prosecution is being handled by Christina J. Reid-Moore, assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona in Phoenix.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Charles Forrest Richards, 46, and David Ray Crandall, 37, both of Kingman late Tuesday. Richards was arrested on two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felonies, along with possession of open liquor container in vehicle, DUI and DUI with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 percent, misdemeanors. Crandall was arrested on two felony counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Deputies conducted a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. in the area of Melody Street and Neal Avenue and contacted Richards, the driver. Deputies reportedly observed Richards' speech was slow and slurred and smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Deputies had Richards exit the vehicle and said he appeared to be unsteady. During conversations with Richards, he allegedly admitted to having a few sips of a beer. Deputies said he refused to perform the field sobriety tests as requested so he was taken into custody. Deputies contacted the passenger identified as Crandall and had him exit the vehicle. They said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana on Crandall. A search of the vehicle reportedly revealed an open beer, a plastic bag containing marijuana, a clear plastic container containing marijuana and a glass pipe with residue. Crandall was arrested without incident, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. Richards was transported to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office where an analysis revealed his blood alcohol concentration to be .129 percent. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

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