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Police still seeking Chase Salveson

April 6, 2018 GMT

KINGMAN — After a month on the run, police are still looking for a Bullhead City man who failed to turn himself back into jail after pleading guilty to drug charges.

Chase Robert Salveson, 46, pleaded guilty March 7 to possession of dangerous drugs for sale and misconduct with a weapon. He was granted a 24-hour furlough before he was supposed to return to jail the next day.

Salveson failed to turn himself back in to authorities on May 8. Under his plea agreement, Salveson would have been sentenced to 101/2 to 15 years in prison. Since he violated the furlough, he will be sentenced to more than 25 years in prison.

A warrant for an escape charge was issued by Kingman Justice Court. Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement.

Salveson is considered armed and dangerous with a history of violent crimes dating back to 1996 in California and to 2000 in Mohave County. His family resides in Laughlin, according to police.

Salveson was arrested Nov. 16, 2017 by a state gang task force for selling drugs from his Bullhead City apartment. He also had a felony warrant for a parole violation.

Salveson originally was charged with the Aug. 21, 2011 stabbing death of 36-year-old Raymond Sanchez, whose body was wrapped in a plastic shower curtain and left at the entrance to the Colorado River Nature Center. Salveson was acquitted of the murder in October 2015 but pleaded guilty in February 2016 to abandonment of a dead body and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Salveson’s codefendant in that case, Nora Yesenia Sandoval, 40, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for Sanchez’s murder and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. She also was sentenced to 31 years in prison for drug charges.