Within the two days of this story airing on local news media outlets, we received numerous tips.
Kenneth Martin Mikell (30) and Jessica Christine Evans (34) were identified as suspects.
Scottsdale Police Officers were able to locate and arrest Mikell and Evans for Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault.
The suspects were arrested on 4/26/18 at 11:10 p.m. in the area of Osborn Rd. and Scottsdale Rd.
We would like to thank the public and our media partners for their help in solving this case.
Original News Article:
The Scottsdale Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in identifying two suspects wanted for Robbery and Assault.
On April 23rd, 2018, at 8:20 p.m., the victim was waiting in line at an ATM near 1st Street and Brown Avenue as a black male and white female appeared to be using the ATM ahead of him. The two seemed to finish their transaction and walked away from the ATM.
At that point the Victim moved to the ATM to conduct his transaction. Unbeknownst to him the couple had returned and without warning the male began to attack our victim. He attempted to defend himself and a fight ensued.
Ultimately, both the victim and suspect ended up on the ground as the fight continued. During that struggle the suspect bit a portion of the victims’ left ear off. As this was going on the female suspect was seen by witnesses attempting to manipulate the ATM. Eventually the victim let go of the suspect, at which point the male and female suspects left the area with a known amount of cash. They were last seen heading south on Brown Avenue and west towards Scottsdale Road.
The first suspect is described as a black male, mid 20's, 6’0 tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a light-colored baseball hat, a white t-shirt, black and red striped shorts, with white high-top basketball shoes. The second suspect is described as a white female, early 20's, thin build, about 5’6 to 5’9 tall, reddish hair, wearing a maroon T-shirt with white script lettering on the front.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000.
For anonymous tips, please call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377(W-I-T-N-E-S-S) or
visit the Silent Witness website at www.silentwitness.org.