Kingman couple arrested; suspect disappears through trap door

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A Kingman man and woman are in custody following a standoff at a mobile home in Mojave County Sunday evening.

Zachary Steven Russell, 24, and Gabriela Quintero, 38, are facing multiple felony charges, including drug possession and resisting arrest.

When Mohave County Sheriffs Officers tried to enter the mobile home, Quintero, reportedly tried to block their way, and then put up a fight, allegedly punching one of the deputies in the face. Eventually, a taser was used to take Quintero into custody.

Meantime sheriff's investigators say that Russell,who had outstanding felony warrants on weapon offenses, had disappeared inside.

Deputies finally moved in and announced themselves as they entered the residence. A police dog and his handler led the way. Each room was searched without locating anyone inside the residence.  The K9 Handler started searching outside.   Deputies observed a small area of skirting was missing from the residence, a mobile home. 

Many announcements were directly made under the mobile home where the skirting was missing about the police dog being sent in.  Finally, the K9 Handler deployed Ecko under the mobile home and within seconds, Russell was apprehended by K9 Ecko underneath the trailer and taken into custody. 

Deputies questioned Russell about a trap door and he advised the trap door was on the south side of the master bedroom.  Medical responded and determined Russell to have suffered a dog  bite on his arm and his calf.  

Russell was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center.  Shortly thereafter, Russell was transported to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where he underwent surgery on his arm.  Eventually,

Russell was medically released, transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.  During the investigation, deputies located two pipes with residue and two tin canisters containing marijuana weighing approximately 7.5 grams.  Quintero was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.  

Russell was arrested for resisting arrest, possession of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, two failure to appear warrants issued by Mohave County Superior Court, all felonies, along with a misdemeanor warrant for failure to pay fines issued by Kingman Justice Court.

Quintero was arrested for hindering prosecution, aggravated assault on an officer and resisting arrest, felonies.