Homicide Suspect Apprehended

Published by The Bee News

November 6, 2022

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Update 11/7/22

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – On November 5, 2022 at about 12:50 a.m., Bullhead City Police were called to a residence in the 1700 block of Cyprus Lane for a report of a homicide.

     Neighbors of Kenneth Lee Petrone, 27, reported that Kenneth Petrone came over to visit with them. When Petrone’s wife, Joedie, came home, it was reported that she started yelling that her husband had shot her son. The neighbor went to the Petrone residence to help and saw a badly injured, unresponsive male. Kenneth Petrone and his wife had left prior to police arriving on scene.

     Joedie Petrone’s son/ Kenneth Petrone’s stepson; 26-year-old Jake Eleno Arredondo, who lived with his parents, was pronounced deceased on scene. Arredondo suffered injuries from a sharp bladed instrument. The cause of death is still under investigation.

     At about 7 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on their vehicle and Kenneth Petrone was taken into custody on the temporary felony warrant issued by Bullhead City Police for first degree murder. He is currently awaiting extradition back to Mohave County. Joedie Petrone does not face any charges at this time.


HOMICIDE SUSPECT APPREHENDED –  Kenneth Petrone was taken into custody by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Joedie Petrone was located and safe. This is still an ongoing investigation. 

Bullhead City (Ariz.,) – November 5, 2022 – The Bullhead City Department is investigating a homicide. Police are actively searching for Kenneth Petrone.

On Saturday, November 5th, at approximately 0049 hours, Bullhead City Police Officers discovered a non-responsive male subject within a residence in the 1700 block of Cyprus Lane. The victim died on scene as a result of injuries.

The Bullhead City Police Department is seeking information as to the whereabouts of Kenneth Petrone. Kenneth Petrone is believed to be in the company of his wife, Joedie Petrone. Joedie has been entered as missing/endangered. Kenneth was last seen leaving the scene driving a gray Dodge Journey bearing Arizona license plate number MLA6DK. Kenneth Petrone is described as a 27 year old white male adult, 5’10”, 135 lbs, with no shirt and jeans.

If you see Kenneth Petrone or know his whereabouts, DO NOT APPROACH: Contact Bullhead City Police Department at (928) 763-1999. This investigation is active and ongoing. Below are pictures of Kenneth Petrone, Joedie Petrone and the gray Dodge Journey.

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