James Ray John BenakJames Ray John Benak Jr., 44, of Kingman, and Sabrina Marie Hammontree, 34, of Golden Valley, were arrested by Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday, June 16.

Benak was arrested for possession of a weapon by prohibited person, possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies, along with driving with a suspended license and a failure to pay fines warrant issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court. Hammontree was arrested on a failure to pay fines misdemeanor warrant issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Approximately 11:05 p.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Butler Avenue east of Bank Street. Deputies contacted Benak, the driver. A records check showed Benak to have a suspended license and a warrant. Benak was taken into custody without incident. Deputies contacted Hammontree, a passenger. A records check showed Hammontree to have an arrest warrant. Hammontree was taken into custody without incident.

A search of the vehicle revealed an electronic scale with white residue and a .22 caliber handgun. A computer check showed Benak is a convicted felon.

Benak and Hammontree were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Sabrina Hammontree

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