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Fri, April 19

Kingman man arrested for jewelry theft

David Leander Hickle Jr.

David Leander Hickle Jr.

KINGMAN - Jewelry that was allegedly stolen from a Kingman home in January led Kingman Police to an area pawnshop, where a suspect's identity was revealed.

Last week, a Mohave County Sheriff's deputy arrested that suspect, David Leander Hickle Jr., 29, of Kingman on an unrelated theft charge.

KPD detectives had sought Hickle since the Jan. 21 burglary of a home in the 3200 block of Producers Mine Road. Jewelry was among the items taken and investigators found Hickle allegedly pawned a number of items at a local pawnshop, according to KPD Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper.

On Saturday, a deputy patrolling in northern Kingman spotted a man riding an ATV in the area of Potter Avenue and Bond Street. The ATV did not have a plate and Hickle allegedly failed to stop when the deputy attempted to pull him over.

Hickle eventually jumped off the quad and deputies chased him down on foot and took him into custody on MiVicar Avenue.

The ATV was reported stolen in Golden Valley. A search of Hickle allegedly revealed he possessed a pipe with burned residue and a wrapper containing marijuana.

A computer check revealed a misdemeanor possession of dangerous drugs warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

In addition to the warrant, Hickle faces MCSO felony charges of unlawful flight from law enforcement, theft, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The KPD charged him with first-degree burglary.

Cooper said detectives continue to search for other potential victims who owned additional jewelry Hickle allegedly pawned.


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