Larry Duane Blackwell Jr. MCSO/File Photo
KINGMAN — A Kingman man was arrested on multiple drug charges after allegedly running away from deputies and throwing drugs on a nearby rooftop.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Larry Duane Blackwell Jr., 39, of Kingman, for resisting arrest, tampering with evidence, dangerous drug possession for sale, drug paraphernalia possession, all felonies. He also had two active arrest warrants.
Deputies were patrolling about 9:40 a.m. May 7 on Bank Street and noticed a man, later identified as Blackwell, walking in the middle of Thompson Avenue with a scooter. MCSO said they tried to stop the man in the 2800 block of Thompson Avenue and he fled.
Blackwell struggled with deputies when they tried to grab him. Deputies reportedly saw Blackwell reach into his pocket and attempt to turn his body away from them. He allegedly removed a white item from his pocket and threw it on to the roof of a nearby house. Deputies gained control of Blackwell and placed him in restraints.
MCSO said a records check revealed Blackwell to have active arrest warrants. Deputies contacted the homeowner about the item on their roof. They retrieved a white balled-up bag that was slightly opened. The substance inside the baggie was a white crystal substance, consistent with methamphetamine.
Deputies said a pat search revealed a container in Blackwell’s pocket with more of the white crystal substance. The items were tested and resulted positive to 29 grams of methamphetamine.
Blackwell was arrested and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office