Suspect in assault, robbery jailed in Henderson
HENDERSON — A 34-year-old Phoenix man who police say was wanted on an active warrant for murder in that city was arrested in Henderson, Nev., after a three-state crime spree that hospitalized an 80-year-old Kingman woman and injured another woman in Needles.
In the Jan. 23 Kingman robbery, the suspect is alleged to have attacked an 80-year-old woman, causing serious injuries, and stolen her purse. Witnesses to the crime said the man struck the victim in the face with a gun when she refused to give up her purse. The victim was initially treated at Kingman Regional Medical Center, then flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas where she was hospitalized in serious condition.
Shortly after midnight Jan. 24 he struck again, this time striking a woman in the back of the head with a firearm while she was standing in front of the office at the Motel 6 on J Street in Needles. He took that victim’s purse with all her belongings, including personal information.
He was described here as being a heavyset white or hispanic male adult approximately six feet one inch tall, with light colored skin and eyes wearing a brown Carhartt Jacket with a blue hood over his head. He was believed to be armed with a dark-colored semi-automatic pistol. He left the area in a sport utility vehicle of unknown make.
When arrested for a Henderson burglary he was reported to have the Kingman victim’s identification cards as well as identification from the victim in Needles in his possession.
He has been interviewed by detectives from Needles’ Colorado River Station of the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department and the Kingman Police Department and reportedly remains in custody in Clark County, Nev.