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4 people arrested in Arizona for murder, kidnapping and drugs

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4 people arrested in Arizona for murder, kidnapping and drugs

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jan 21, 2014

Mohave County, AZ (KTNV) -- 61-year-old Louie Manuel Torres of Golden Valley was arrested on Monday for manslaughter by Mohave County Sheriff's deputies.

He was also charged with reckless and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Torres shot 44-year-old Jeffrey Todd Allen at a residence on Cheri Lane. The two men were roommates and had gotten into an argument, which turned into a physical altercation before the shooting.

Torres told deputies that Allen had left the house after the argument but came back. He said he fired three warning shots at Allen to scare him as he was walking up the driveway, but one of the bullets hit him in the neck.

Allen was pronounced dead at the scene. The case remains under investigation.

Other recent arrests in Mohave County also included 52-year-old Juan Briones Sanchez of Mohave Valley for kidnapping, and 70-year-old Jennie Diaz Osuna of Phoenix and 51-year-old Susan Claire Anderson of Avondale were arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison.

Sanchez was arrested after a woman, whose car had broken down off of Highway 95 at Boundary Cone Road, told them that he had attempted to kidnap her on Jan. 17. Sanchez had stopped to offer his help and initially left when the victim told him that help was on the way. He returned twice and the third time, he became angry and tried to pull her into his vehicle. She was able to escape and went to Valley View Medical Center for injuries received during incident.

The victim was able to provide a description of the man and his vehicle and he was located by deputies. He was arrested after questioning.

Osuna and Anderson were arrested Jan. 18 for introducing prison contraband, possession of narcotic drugs and other related felony charges. Sheriff's deputies were summoned to Arizona State Prison after it was discovered that Osuna tried to enter the prison with drugs on her body. The drugs field tested positive for heroin.

Upon investigation, it was learned that Anderson had carpooled with Osuna and she was also arrested. Both women were at the prison to visit their sons.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.