Timothy Rhodes, left, and K.C. Hauer were arrested by Mesquite Police Dept. in connection with Meth Lab Sept. 23. Photos submitted.
Mesquite Police Officers responded to the area of Eucalyptus Lane and Hafen Lane on a report of three unidentified individuals seen leaving an abandoned shed and acting suspiciously early Sunday evening.Officers located items in the shed commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine so they began searching the area for the suspects.
The suspects were seen leaving the area in a 1997, green Ford, Crown Victoria which was later found abandoned near Mesquite Boulevard and Yucca Lane.The vehicle Identification Number (VIN) showed that it was reported stolen out of Florida.
After receiving several calls of unknown adult males running through backyards Officers located two males who fit the description given by witnesses.
Timothy C. Rhodes, 25, of Osceola, Indiana was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by an Ex-Felon (5 Counts), Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Manufacturing), Violation of the Controlled Substance Act, Trespassing, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
K C Hauer, 39, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by an Ex-Felon (5 Counts), Trafficking a Controlled Substance (Manufacturing), Violation of the Controlled Substance Act, Trespassing, and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
Rhodes and Hauer were taken to the Mesquite Detention Center where they were processed and then later transported to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas without incident.
The third suspect described as a white female approximately 30 years-of-age, long brown hair worn in a ponytail, wearing a pink shirt and blue jean shorts has not been located at this time.
Posted Date: 09/25/2012 A great job by the Mesquite Police Department. Also, super big kudos to the citizens who called to report the men running through back yards. It helped pinpoint where the bad guys were headed. Mesquite may have some problems, but the amazing, engaged citizens of this community isn't one of them! By: Tyrese
Posted Date: 09/25/2012 About time they do real police work rather than sit and watch people not come to a 3 second complete stop at stop signs where there have never been an accident. Or write tickets for no front plate or 4mph over the speed limit. By: John