4
| News |

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

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

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.

"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.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.