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.