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Cottonwood man arrested on weapons charges

Cottonwood police report the arrest of an 18-year-old Cottonwood man on alleged weapons misconduct charges.

According to a police report, Matthew Clarence James Smith of Cottonwood was arrested after police on patrol sighted him in the 1100 block of Arizona 260 at 2 a.m. on Feb. 13.

Police allege that Smith matched a description of a burglary suspect from earlier in the evening.

The report states that officers made contact with Smith who reportedly told officers he had no illegal drugs.

Police allege that when an officer called for Smith to stop, he removed a nanchaku weapon from his sleeve and discarded it. A nanchaku is a sectioned staff and is considered a prohibited weapon.

The report continues that while producing identification, Smith allegedly handed an officer a sharpened metal rod the he referred to as a shank. Smith allegedly told the officer that it was for protection.

Police report that Smith was arrested for alleged possession of a prohibited weapon. When transported to Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde, a detention officer allegedly discovered a handcuff key sewn into the back of his pants and a used syringe sewn into the crotch of his pants.

YCSO officers report that Smith admitted that the syringe had methamphetamine in it at one time.

According to the report, Smith faces charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, weapon misconduct, promoting prison contraband and false information to law enforcement.

YCSO reports that Smith faces additional charges of promoting prison contraband and another charge of false information to law enforcement.

Clarkdale man arrested on felony warrants

Cottonwood police report the arrest of a Clarkdale man wanted on two felony warrants on Feb. 13.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched at 5:10 p.m. to 2003 Rodeo Drive to a report that Michael Dean May 25, Clarkdale was reportedly sighted in the parking lot of Super Wal-Mart.

Police report that May has two active felony warrants; one from Yavapai County Superior Court with a bond amount of $5,000 and another from Verde Valley Justice Court with a bond amount of $750.

The report states that officers made contact with May while he was seated in a blue Honda in the parking lot and produce an Arizona driver's license and upon a warrants check, indicated two felony warrants on May.

The report states further, that May was arrested and transported to Yavapai County Detention Facility in Camp Verde.

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