On March 17th, 2016 at approximately 1:15 P.M., Prescott Police Officers responded to the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Store located at 1280 Gail Gardner Way, after receiving a report of a male subject in the parking lot waving a gun around outside an RV parked on site. Witnesses reported that a male subject was seen exiting the RV and waving a gun around, pointing it at passing cars and people in the parking lot and yelling for no apparent reason.
Responding Officers made contact with two individuals on site; 30 year old male, Cody Bowdoin of Prescott and a 26 year old female of Prescott, Danielle Tullett. During the subsequent investigation, the weapon, which was determined to be an “air soft pistol”, was located in a nearby vehicle. Bowdoin was found to have a felony warrant for his arrest and was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia as well as burglary tools. While Officers were attempting to identify Bowdoin, he provided a false name and date of birth to them in an apparent attempt to mislead the investigation. Tullett also provided false information to Officers.
Tullett was booked into the Yavapai County Jail for one count of hindering prosecution. Bowdoin was booked into the Yavapai County Jail for one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, taking the identity of another, possession of burglary tools, providing false information as well as the outstanding warrant on drug related charges.
While it is unknown why Bowdoin was seen waving the weapon around and acting suspiciously, drug use is believed to be a contributing factor.