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Shots fired call leads to arrest

Charles Phillip Stewart

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Charles Phillip Stewart

GOLDEN VALLEY – Weapons and drugs led to the arrest of a 49-year-old man Saturday.

Detectives assigned to the multi-jurisdictional task force known as the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET), arrested Charles Phillip Stewart, 49, of Golden Valley, for possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, possession of a weapon in a drug offense, manufacturing narcotics, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.

According to Mohave County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies responded to a weapons offense call in the 1600 block of South Estrella Road at about 7:50 a.m. The caller reported hearing gunshots in the area.

The caller said another neighbor heard the shots and the neighbor believed the shots may have come from Stewart’s residence. Deputies responded to Stewart’s home in the 1500 block of South Estrella Road, where they found spent shells from a shotgun on the ground near his fifth wheel.

Deputies had Stewart exit the RV. He reportedly told deputies his friend was over earlier and was shooting at coyotes, but deputies determined that was allegedly untrue.

He reportedly told deputies he was not in possession of a gun. However, when deputies learned that Stewart is a convicted felon, he allegedly told them he had a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in his trailer, but refused to allow deputies inside.

MAGNET was notified and a search warrant was granted. Detectives reportedly located a shotgun that matched the spent shells on Stewart’s property, several ounces of marijuana and the equipment of a Butane Honey Oil Lab to manufacture marijuana wax, a narcotic.

Stewart was taken into custody without incident.