A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Brian Douglas Dunann in the death of Johnny Beckham. The La Paz County Sheriff's Office said he has been charged with 2nd Degree murder. As of this writing, the SO is attempting to locate him.

On June 29, sheriff’s deputies responded to the 10000 block of Dreamy Lane in an unincorporated area of the county north of Parker. They found a male victim with a single gunshot wound. He was later identified as Beckham. He later died from his wounds.

Dunann’s family vacation home is located close to Beckham’s home.

A formal complaint was filed July 21 in Parker Justice Court. Dunann is formally charged with Murder Second Degree-Extreme Indifference. His bond is set at $1 million. The case number is J-1506-CF-2021000081.

Dunann is described as a white male, 58 years old, about 5 feet-10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, and having brown hair and hazel eyes. He is believed to have fled the area in a late model Jeep, which has been recovered. The Sheriff’s Office said he could be driving a 2004 black Range Rover with a temporary California license plate, No. AX20E61.

He is known as “Quiet Brian” because he often speaks in a low mumble. He is known to have family in Whittier, Calif.

A photo from Dunann’s Facebook page is believed to be more recent than the one on the “Wanted” poster put out by the Sheriff’s Office. Another photo on the page shows him brandishing a weapon. The page has not been updated since March of 2020.

The Sheriff’s Office advises Dunann should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone knows of his whereabouts, they should call the La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit at 928-669-6141.

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sam whittemore

drug deal gone bad? dez dweller vs. dez dweller issue?

msdawshivers

Sam Whittemore, first of all I'd like to know where in the #### you get off assuming you know the situation? Unless of course you've been involved in past "drug deals" with one or the both of them. I'm guessing your response (if even given) would be never or no. So explain to all the friends and family of Johnny Beckham exactly why you chose to publicly voice your assumptions for all to read? Shame on you and your pathetic ways. In my opinion anyone who finds gratification in causing pain to others is a whole different level of evil. Bully would be an understatement. Disgusting! Disgusting! Disgusting! The family of Johnny Beckham don't deserve the pain that your assumptions could cause. Respect is obviously not something that lives in your heart or soul. Shameful! What comes around goes around (you should start preparing) because Karma works in mysterious ways.

sam whittemore

take a pill and calm down. i didnt assume anything, i know nothing about the case. hence i ASKED 2 questions. it couldda been an argument about who parked whose car so close to whatever, and scratched paint. why don't you enlighten me? and ive picked up the pieces of drug deals gone bad. for 3 decades. im not finding gratification in hurting anyone. the article is in a public forum. so its fair to ask. did you want me to ask if it was a beef over a game of cards? since youre the question monitor here, tell me what can be asked.

msdawshivers

Sam Whittemore, I'm certainly not going to stoop to your level or give you the satisfaction of arguing. You know just as well as I do that both of your questions were rude, inappropriate and uncalled for. What business do you have asking anything? I mean unless you know the family of Johnny or Johnny himself. Drug deal and dez dweller?!? Now those are 2 questions that only someone as rude at yourself would even think about asking. Dez Dweller? I guess only a Dez Dweller himself would think to ask that question. Please keep in mind and try to respect the fact that a family is grieving, confused and I can imagine lost. They've lost a father, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin the day Johnny was taken. There's no reason good enough that this happened. Kindness goes along way and rather asking questions that's frankly non of your business maybe you try really hard to remember that there is a family in tremendous pain. Please!!

sam whittemore

you sure flap your gums a lot maam.

SteveP

Samantha whittemore, you say you've picked up the pieces of drug deals gone bad and act like your an expert on this topic. So let me ask you a question. Are you a seller, a user, or both? Since I dont know nothing about you, seems only right that I can ask that, right? Show some respect. Dont ask questions like that on social media at this time. I'm pretty sure that itll be in a report filed by LPCSO. Until then, keep those questions to yourself.

sam whittemore

thanks for telling me what to do. guess youre also a monitor here. nice try with the samantha comment, is that all you have? i spent 27 years with the BP. how about you?

sam whittemore

since the PP usually does not do any reliable level of reporting, ( media in general doesn't, unless it fits their agenda.) it was a fair question. sorry no one didn't like the fact that i asked, or how i asked. but not sorry. i imagine no one including any of you , have any idea of what the UCRS for this area shows. i like to know whats going on around me, for my safety . unlike most people. i dont walk around in condition white.

since profiling does work, or at least is a starting point, along with some knowledge of the types of common crimes in the area, is why those questions were asked. not that i owe anyone an explanation. heres another comment to upset your feelz......most problems here in la paz involve people who arent AZ residents. if we kicked out the californians and the dirtbag low level drug users, most of the problems here stop. have a great day and dont get hung up. my comments werent personal. they were general in nature, relative to the decline in la paz county

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