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Sedona motorist killed

Clarkdale man faces 30 felony animal cruelty charges

Clarkdale Police Department reported that officers investigating a complaint of foul odors emanating from a residence located at 409 First North St. in Clarkdale, discovered a menagerie of about 40 animals.

According to a police report, officers allegedly detected the odor of rotting flesh and upon investigating, discovered the bodies of two dead dogs inside the residence on July 29 at 3:15 p.m.

The report states that officers attempted to contact residents but were unable and observed a significant amount of flies gathering at a window.

Police report that the officers entered the house and found two ferrets, two snakes, four lizards and two dogs still alive.

The report states that police requested a search warrant to tend to the animals.

The report states further, that at 11:30 p.m. Christopher Joseph Segretti, 20, of Clarkdale, entered the police station, saying that he believed officers were looking for him.

Police report that Segretti was taken into custody and transported to Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde and faces 30 felony counts of animal cruelty.

Clarkdale police report that this case is under investigation.

Traffic stop leads to fight with deputy

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of Brandon David Portrey, 19, of Cottonwood subsequent to a traffic stop on July 28.

According to a police report, a deputy working speed enforcement detail in the Verde Village are observed a vehicle driven by Portrey, allegedly exceeding the posted speed limit and initiated a traffic stop.

The report states that the deputy made contact with Portrey, who failed to produce a driver's license or proper identification. Deputies allege that while speaking with Portrey, the deputy observed signs of illegal drug use.

The report states that Portrey allegedly became irate and a physical altercation ensued.

Portrey was arrested and taken to the Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde where a drug recognition expert performed an evaluation.

Deputies allege that Portrey was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine.

The report states that Portrey faces charges of aggravated assault on a law officer, resisting arrest, criminal damage, alleged driving under the influence, possession/use of narcotics, possession/use of marijuana and possession/use of controlled substance.

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