Routine traffic stop solves Prescott Valley murders - 2012-04-03
Realizing that a much more serious crime had likely occurred, Bratz said he didn't want to compromise the car by touching too many things. He did look inside a fresh grocery bag, where he found a receipt from a store in Prescott Valley. The police department there confirmed that they were investigating a homicide that had just happened hours earlier.
Dispatchers hadn't even been able to send out a bulletin yet. He was able to arrest the man for being a prohibited possessor of a firearm.
Prescott Valley investigators drove up and interviewed the driver, Kenneth Wayne Thompson, at the Flagstaff DPS office. He was booked into the Coconino County Detention Facility before being extradited to Yavapai County to face two first-degree murder charges and one count each of arson, burglary, destruction of evidence and illegal possession of a firearm.