Felony Fugitive from Justice Warrant
On Aug. 13 Kingman Police arrested Brandon Scott Laudermith, 26 of Golden Valley, on a felony warrant from Texas.
According to a police spokesman, the arrest stemmed after police responded to a hotel in the 1700 block of Sycamore Avenue to remove a man, later identified as Laudermith. Prior to the officer’s arrival, Laudermith left on foot, but was later found running through a field near the hotel and apprehended by officers.
Laudermith was taken into custody after he was found to have an outstanding felony parole violation warrant issued out of Terrant County, Texas for an original charge of arson.
He was booked into the Mohave County jail.
Drugs for Sale/Drug Paraphernalia/Warrant Arrest
On Aug. 12, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Elmer Thomas Renner, 50, of Bullhead City, and Julian Marie Saxton, 50, of Kingman.
Renner was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, both felonies, along with possession of prescription only drugs, possession of marijuana, theft and a failure to appear warrant issued by Bullhead City Municipal Court, misdemeanors.
Saxton was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, and possession of prescription only drugs, a misdemeanor.
According to a sheriff’s spokesman, deputies noticed a vehicle parked in the area of Highway 68 and Verde Road in Golden Valley. Deputies were talking to two people who had been sleeping in the vehicle when dispatchers advised the license plate on the vehicle had been reported stolen.
Deputies took custody of the driver, identified as Renner, and the woman, identified as Saxton. A records check showed Renner to have an active warrant. Deputies reportedly found a plastic bag containing marijuana inside Renner’s wallet. A search of Saxton’s purse allegedly revealed a clear pipe with residue. A search of the vehicle allegedly revealed a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance, two additional plastic bags containing a small amount of a white crystal substance, numerous new plastic bags in assorted sizes and two pill bottles containing prescription only medication. Neither pill bottle had Renner’s nor Saxton’s name printed on them. The white crystal substance weighed approximately 0.8 grams.
During conversations with Renner and Saxton, they both reportedly said they sell a little bit of methamphetamine when they need money for cigarettes.
They were transported and booked into the Mohave County jail without incident. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
On Aug. 11, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Joseph Ray Curtis, 39, of Kingman for aggravated assault (adult on minor) per domestic violence, felony.
According to a sheriff’s spokesman, deputies responded to an assist call with Department of Child Safety in the 4700 block of North College Court. Deputies arrived and contacted the DCS agent who had received a report of child abuse regarding a 10-year-old boy. The agent told deputies she contacted Curtis, the boy’s father, who reportedly admitted to hitting his son. The agent said Curtis allegedly punched his son in the face, caused a cut with bruising and then became aggressive with her and told her to get out of his house.
Deputies contacted Curtis, who appeared to be extremely angry. He reportedly said he hit his son in the mouth to discipline him. The deputy and DCS worker observed the victim to have a small cut on his nose and faint bruises around his left eye.
Curtis was taken into custody without incident booked into the Mohave County jail. The boy was left in custody of his mother.
On Aug. 11, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Emmett Lynn McKenzie, 44, of Kingman on a probation violation felony warrant issued by Mohave County Superior Court. Deputies knew McKenzie from previous contacts and knew him to have an active warrant.
According to a sheriff’s spokesman, deputies conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of North Bank Street and East John L Avenue. Deputies contacted McKenzie and he said that he has a warrant. A records check confirmed the warrant.
He was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
On Aug. 14, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Cierra Lee Elwood, 18, of Kingman for burglary, a felony.
According to a sheriff’s spokesman, an investigation began Aug. 1 regarding a vehicle burglary report at a home in the 3600 block of East Shaeffer Avenue. Deputies viewed surveillance video but didn’t recognize the woman. deputies responded to a home in the 3100 block of Harrison Street Monday regarding a different case of vehicle burglary. Deputies later identified the woman in the video footage as Elwood, made contact, and took her into custody.