Armed Robbery Investigation Update
On January 28, 2019, Kingman Detectives received information from San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department that a male suspect had been captured in Henderson, Nevada that may be related to the armed robbery that occurred in Kingman five days earlier.
On January 23rd at approximately 7:05 p.m. the Kingman Police Department investigated an armed robbery that had occurred in the 3900 block of Stockton Hill Road. The investigation revealed that an unknown suspect attacked an 80year old female that resulted in serious injuries and stole her purse. Witnesses reported seeing the attacker strike the victim in the face with a gun when she refused to give up her purse.
It was later learned that the suspect, now identified as Joseph Berryhill, 34 of Phoenix, had committed a similar robbery in Needles, California just hours after the incident in Kingman.
Berryhill was captured in Henderson, Nevada on charges of burglary. He was found to be in possession of the Kingman victim’s identification cards as well as identification from the victim in Needles.
Kingman Detectives traveled to Henderson on January 29th where they interviewed Berryhill and obtained a confession to his involvement in the crime. Berryhill remains in the custody of Henderson authorities and charges are pending from his involvement in the Kingman armed robbery. The victim remains in Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas in serious condition.