Needles, CA: A multiple agency investigation leads to the arrest of a man wanted for armed robbery.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 28th, 2018, a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was stolen from a parking lot in the 1900 block of Clary Drive in Needles, California.
The vehicle was then used in armed robberies in Bullhead City, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada.
Detectives from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, Bullhead City Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department began working together to develop information to identify the suspects involved.
The vehicle was found abandoned in Needles, California on Monday, October 29th, 2018.
The vehicle was processed for evidence and returned to its owner. Evidence collected from the vehicle identified 18 year old Christian Ray Twobulls from Needles, California as a suspect.
A search warrant was obtained for Twobulls’ residence. Due to the violent nature of the crime being investigated, the Sheriff Department’s Special Enforcement Division (SWAT) was tasked with serving the search warrant.
On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018, the Special Enforcement Division served the search warrant and located Christian Twobulls. Twobulls attempted to flee on foot.
During the foot pursuit, Twobulls threw a gun which he had in his possession.
Detectives from Las Vegas Metro Police and Bullhead City Police assisted in the search of Twobulls’ residence and in conducting interviews.
Further evidence was located connecting Twobulls to the crimes committed in Bullhead City and Laughlin.
Twobulls was arrested for Vehicle Theft and Burglary and booked into the Colorado River Station jail. Additional charges are pending in Arizona and Nevada.
Anybody with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Tim Preston at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.
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