KINGMAN

Prison officials say a unit of a Kingman prison is temporarily closed to visitors after a fight involving 50 inmates broke out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arizona Republic

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Photo: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

A former Kingman employee is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the city since 2007.

The Arizona Attorney General's Office says Diane Maxine Richards was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on 23 felony counts including theft, forgery and misuse of public monies.

Richards is being held on a $100,000 bond in the Mohave County Jail. It's unclear if she has a lawyer.

Authorities say Richards was formerly Kingman's budget analyst and interim finance director.

Arizona Dept. of Corrections

Authorities say 11 inmates have been indicted on charges stemming from the riots at a private prison in Kingman in early July.

Deputy Mohave County Attorney Rod Albright said Tuesday that only those inmates who could be positively identified were charged in the July 1 riot at the Cerbat Unit.

He says additional charges will be filed in the July 2 and July 4 riots in the Hualapai Unit.

Albright says fewer inmates in the Hualapai Unit will be charged because the cameras were broken more quickly than those in the Cerbat Unit.

The Kingman City Council is working to make checking your phone while driving illegal.On Tuesday, the council moved to pursue a ban on talking, texting or emailing on a phone, as well as changing the song on an iPod or MP3 player.

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