Category: Kingman

FIRE DISTRICT OFFICIALS PLEAD NOT GUILTY

  Two governing board members and the interim chief of the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District have entered not guilty pleas for misuse of public monies and conflict of interest charges. Interim Chief Wayne Eder and board member Vic Riccardi were arraigned before Mohave County Superior Court Judge Rick Lambert on Monday, July 17. Eder is represented by private attorney Lee Novak while Riccardi is being provided indigent defense by the Public Defender’s office. Private attorney Bryan Whitney is representing Board member Sue Wilkin who waived her appearance after previously filing a not guilty plea with the Court. The...

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PLEA DEAL REJECTED

  A judge has rejected its sentencing limitations and the plea agreement entered for a Kingman man charged in two assault cases, one of them deadly. Mohave County Superior Court Judge Lee Jantzen rejected as too lenient the five year prison term mandated in the plea deal for David James, 34. Judge Jantzen’s July 3 decision essentially returns the case to its starting point. Matthew Porter, 23, died several hours after he was punched in the face three times during a May, 2016 fight with James, according to deputy Mohave County attorney Greg McPhillips. The prosecutor said Porter complained...

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TEEN ROBBER ARRESTED

Kingman police allege a local teenager was a one-man crime wave on Wednesday, July 12. Deputy Kingman police chief Rusty Cooper said 19-year-old Russell Dale Perkins stole a vehicle from an acquaintance before using the Ford Bronco in the commission of two armed robberies downtown. The first robbery occurred at 11:50 p.m. at a convenience store in the 200 block of Beale street. Minutes later a gas station in the 700 block of Beale street was robbed. “In both robberies the suspect brandished a handgun and pointed it at the clerk while demanding money,” Cooper said. “The suspect did...

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BREWERY COMPLIANT UNDER NEW REGULATIONS

The July 5 Kingman City Council meeting featured what could be the end of community cargo container controversy and another round of head buttin’ between Mayor Monica Gates and Council member Travis Lingenfelter. After more than two years of rancor, the Council formally approved an ordinance amendment that allows use of conex containers for storage purposes within C-2 zoned areas. An exasperated Blake Schritter, co-owner of the Black Bridge Brewery, expressed frustration with the long running battle and concern that his business might be out of compliance under the new regulatory scheme. “It has gone on so long it’s...

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CHILD FATALITY UPDATE

  The four year-old boy who was killed in a scooter accident in Kingman Thursday has been identified as Dustyn Thomas Carley. Deputy Kingman police Chief Rusty Cooper said Carly was on a scooter and he emerged from two parked vehicles into the street where he was struck by an oncoming vehicle in the 2500 block of Georgia Avenue. The boy was pronounced dead following transport to Kingman Regional Medical Center. Cooper said the driver of the vehicle was a 39 year-old man who lived in the neighborhood. Cooper said impairment is not a suspected factor in the ongoing...

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