Originally Published: March 8, 2013 8 p.m.
CHINO VALLEY - After police arrested a man on burglary charges, the multi-agency Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking unit also brought charges against him, saying they had him under surveillance since October 2012, a Yavapai County Sheriff's spokesman said.
Ian Eutsler, 27, of Humboldt, was arrested Tuesday after a resident in Chino Valley confronted Eutsler as he tried to steal a gun from a garage, said Dwight D'Evelyn, the Sheriff's spokesman.
Eutsler ran, but was found in Prescott and taken into custody on the burglary charge, D'Evelyn said, and police found hypodermic needles, marijuana and heroin on him. He was charged with possession of drugs.
Once he was in custody, PANT, which had been investigating Eutsler, charged him with four counts of possession of narcotics for sale, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of child abuse, possession of a narcotic drug, and possession of marijuana.
The child abuse charges stem from a November 2012 incident in which PANT detectives observed him selling heroin while a woman and two children, ages 2 and 4 years old, waited in his car, D'Evelyn said.
Eutsler is being held in the Camp Verde jail on $30,000 total bond for both cases.