Two arrested after report of suspicious vehicle

October 17, 2017

BULLHEAD CITY — Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Tyler James Post, 28, and Danielle Wray Faria, 22, both of Lake Havasu City, on Friday morning on suspicion of forgery, attempt to escape, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, all felonies.

A deputy responded to a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot of the Pilot gas station at Highway 95 and Interstate 40 at around 8 a.m. The deputy contacted the store manager, who explained that a vehicle had been in the parking lot for days and that syringes were seen nearby.

The deputy approached the vehicle and saw Post and Faria sleeping as well as several methamphetamine pipes sitting on Post’s chest. Post was taken into custody. Faria scrambled to retrieve the drug paraphernalia on Post’s chest but was also taken into custody. The suspects sat on a curb in the parking lot while the deputy waited for more deputies to arrive.

Post stood and tried to run while he was handcuffed. The deputy caught up with Post, then Faria stood — also in handcuffs — and tried to flee as well. The deputy was able to get control of Faria while still maintaining control of Post. Both were struggling with the deputy. Several passersby assisted the deputy to keep the suspects under control until back-up deputies arrived and fully secured the suspects.

The deputy suffered several cuts on his knee during the struggle.

During a search of the vehicle, $2,030 in counterfeit 100, 50, and 20 dollar bills was located. Several methamphetamine and heroin-related paraphernalia items were found along with 0.5 grams of methamphetamine and 2 grams of heroin. Prescription-only narcotic pills were also located within the vehicle without a prescription. A 9-1/2 inch straight blade knife was located, along with several bat-type clubs, brass knuckles, and a realistic looking BB gun.

A computer history check showed several felony convictions for Post. He and Faria were booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.

More charges are pending, deputies added.