KINGMAN—Authorities have announced an arrest in the case of a missing suitcase that contained nearly $200,000 dollars.
Jeremiah G. Peacey, 39, of Kingman, is facing felony charges of theft in connection to the investigation.
On June 5, a woman reported to police that a suitcase she reportedly left on the bottom of a basket at Walmart was stolen. The suitcase reportedly had a large amount of cash. Earlier reports indicate the woman had the money on her following the sale of her home.
Investigators identified Peacey as the male subject seen in surveillance photos and his girlfriend, a 40-year-old Kingman woman.
On Tuesday, Kingman Police detectives located Peacey and his girlfriend at a residence in the 2700 block of Snavely Avenue.
A search warrant was later served, during which time detectives recovered a significant amount of cash and a 1999 Jeep that Peacey is alleged to have purchased after the theft.
Detectives also reportedly found methamphetamine, marijuana and associated drug paraphernalia in the residence.
Peacey reportedly admitted to taking the bag and later finding that it contained a large amount of cash; and not attempting to notify authorities or attempt to locate the owner.
Peacey was taken to the Mohave County jail in Kingman. He and his girlfriend reportedly face additional charges that might include possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Kingman Police by calling 928-753-2191; report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness by calling 928-753-1234; or report tips online by going to www.kingmanpolice.com and clicking on “Give a Tip”.