James Eugene LandrethMohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Eugene Landreth, 37, of Kingman, Sunday (3/29) evening for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies.  Approximately 7:19 p.m., deputies responded to a disturbance at a convenience store located at 14750 Highway 95.  Deputies were advised that the male subject left driving a white pick-up truck.  While enroute, dispatch advised that the reporting party said that the male subject returned to the store and stole some DVD movies before leaving again towards the Interstate 40.   Deputies were provided with the license plate number of the truck and a description of the subject.  Deputies ran the license plate which returned to Landreth, the registered owner.  An ATL (Attempt to Locate) was issued to area law enforcement.   Deputies contacted employees at the convenience store.  An employee said that the male subject initially came into the store to get gas while he was causing a scene by yelling.  The employee further said that the male subject continued to cause a scene while he was pumping gas.  The employee advised that they tried to calm down the male subject before he left in a white pick-up truck.  A short time later, the employee said the male subject returned and was seen walking out of the store with several DVD’s in his arms without paying for the merchandise.  At about 9:15 p.m., Kingman deputies responded to the corner of Highway 66 and Airway Avenue where an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer who had located the vehicle and the male subject, later identified as Landreth.  Deputies contacted Landreth and observed Landreth matched the male subject’s description.  Landreth advised that he was on his way home from Lake Havasu City when he stopped at a convenience store and purchased DVD’s.  Landreth was taken into custody without incident.  A search of the vehicle revealed 6 DVD’s movies and a piece of tin foil with a burnt black line which field tested positive for heroin.  A criminal history check showed Landreth was arrested for shoplifting in November 2014 and early March 2015.  He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.

 

 

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