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Drugs, PINs found during stop, KPD says

Annette Theodora Murphy

Annette Theodora Murphy

KINGMAN - A woman faces serious drug and identity theft charges following a traffic stop a Kingman Police officer made April 27.

Arrested was Annette Theodora Murphy, 51, of Kingman on charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs for transportation, possession of drug paraphernalia and aggravated taking the identity of another.

An officer pulled over Murphy in the 2400 block of Ashfork Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. when she reportedly violated an unspecified traffic law.

A search allegedly revealed Murphy was in possession of about 19 grams of methamphetamine and several credit cards and personal identification numbers in other people's names.

Murphy was taken into custody without incident and the identity theft investigation remains open.


On April 18, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Brett Wesley Altizer, 50, of Kingman on a pair of felony probation violation warrants issued by Mohave County Superior Court.

Deputies contacted Altizer at a home in the 3700 block of Lum Avenue regarding the warrants at about 3:10 p.m.

Altizer was taken into custody without incident.

Serial shoplifting

On April 23, Kingman Police officers arrested Francene Samantha Fegely, 35, of Kingman, on two felony charges of shoplifting.

Officers responded to a business in the 3300 block of Stockton Hill Road. Staff told officers Fegely allegedly shoplifted from the store and had since left.

Police contacted her in the parking lot and she allegedly resisted when they attempted to take her into custody. A Taser was used before that could happen.

The investigation allegedly revealed Fegely placed items in the store's bags and walked out without paying.

She was charged with felonies due to three previous incidents, including one in October in which she had not been arrested.


On April 24, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Tracy Marilyn Newton, 40, of Kingman on felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies pulled over a car in which Newton was a passenger in the 3000 block of Northfield Avenue at about 4:30 p.m.

The driver was cited for no registration. Newton told deputies the car was hers, but she allegedly appeared to be under the influence of drugs because she was unable to stand still or follow simple commands.

Another indicator was a bag of marijuana that was allegedly sticking out of her purse.

Newton allegedly said the bag contained weed and she also allegedly had a pipe with marijuana residue.

She was taken into custody without incident.


On April 28, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Jared David Rundell, 23, of Kingman on a felony charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor contempt of court warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Deputies responded to a suspicious person call regarding a man who was sleeping in a shed in the 3100 block of Packard Avenue.

The caller told deputies the tenants were in the process of moving out over the past few days when she noticed Rundell on the property.

Rundell allegedly attempted to run when deputies contacted him, but he was quickly detained. A computer check revealed the warrant and a search allegedly revealed he possessed a syringe.

He was taken into custody without further incident.


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