Two Victims of Apache Junction Murder Identified, Police Charge Three in the Drug-Related Shootout

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Apache Junction Police
Suspect Nikki Combs Small
Police have identified the two men who were found dead in an Apache Junction trailer park over the weekend, and now have three people in custody for the drug-related double murder.

Edward L. Reagan Jr, 40, of Apache Junction and 22-year-old Jamie G. Mountain of Mesa were found Sunday night in a run-down mobile home with multiple gun shot wounds.

The suspects, 30-year-old Nikki Small and 30-year-old Timothy D. Bunting Jr., each of Payson, and 25-year-old Kylan L. Rubio, of Strawberry, were found at their homes and arrested late last night and early this morning.

The murders appear to be the result of a drug deal gone bad, police say. Reagan and Mountain weren't paying residents of the trailer park and the motor home in which they were found only showed up a few months ago.

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Apache Junction Police
Suspect Kylan Rubio
"Something went sideways during their negotiation we think," Captain Thomas Kelly of the Apache Junction Criminal Investigations Unit tells New Times. "It looks like they were negotiating for some pills, something like Oxycontin, we're not quite sure yet."

After canvasing the sparse neighborhood, Apache Junction police teamed up with US Marshals to hunt for three suspects.

Rubio, Small, and Bunting are being held at the Gila County Detention Center on charges of facilitation of second degree murder and conspiracy to possess/ distribute narcotics, and and firearm violations.


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Abc123
Abc123

If the AJ cops would have busted that drug haven trailer park over a year and a half ago this may not have happened.  AJ's Cop commander and several other officers knew about the drug trafficing there but chose to cover up for them. The Italian/German guy in space #23 is head of the drug ring there. He also owns a mobile home in space #11. Those occupants paid their rent and utilities to him by dealing drugs over the fence (for him) along Ironwood Drive. The occupant in space #2 also sold drugs for him as did several others in that park. The DEA and DPS need to investigate this case because the AJ cops and commander are involved in it.

Geri Martin
Geri Martin

Jamie was my cousin and even though I haven't seen him in many years I loved him and know he will be missed.  Please post where the car wash will be held, and thank you for being his friend...Geri Martin

bryce shatzer
bryce shatzer

those pieces of crap killed my cousin jamie i hope they all rot in prison!!!

Misslipz_13
Misslipz_13

Jamie mountain was my friend.. R.i.p lil wood.. I love u dawg... Well were havin a car wash this next wk end to help his family pls help us raise money for his family

bryce shatzer
bryce shatzer

thats nice of you im going to see if we can come im jamies cousin.

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