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Two Arrested for the Phelan Murder of Allan Rick Godfrey

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A Phelan horse trainer seemed to vanish following a Saturday, April 17, 2015, altercation and was reported missing two days later by his family. Finally, nearly a year-and-a-half later, two arrests have been made in connection with his murder. Although most in the small city of Phelan speculated what happened to Allan Rick Godfrey, 39, no details immediately surfaced following the disappearance.

Godfrey lived at a home in the 1000 block of Wilson Ranch Road in the City of Phelan in a home owned by Dale Brewster, 45 and Debbie Harris, 48 both of Kingman, Arizona. On April 18, 2015, Brewster called the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in Phelan to report a fight between himself and Godfrey. He said that the physical altercation occurred on Friday, April 17, 2015, and following the fight Godfrey ran from the property. Many doubted this story since unconfirmed reports indicate that at least one of Godfrey’s boots was located near the property.

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On December 8, 2015, a dirt bike rider in Llano near 228th Street and Fort Tejon Road stopped when he spotted something unusual under a dumped couch. When he looked closer, he found what appeared to be human bones still within tattered jeans.

The Los County Sheriff’s Department quickly responded saying that the bones were collected and they would determine if they were in fact, human remains. The dirtbike rider shared some details of the interview including the fact that there was a large belt buckle also located by detectives at the scene.

On March 7, 2016, the remains were identified as belonging to Godfrey. Homicide godfreydetectives immediately assumed the investigation. On Friday, August 23, 2016, the investigation led to Brewster and Harris, who were in Seligman, Arizona. Homicide Detectives met with sheriff’s personnel from Yavapai County and arrested Brewster and Harris in a motel in the 22200 block of West Old Highway 66 in the City of Seligman.

Both were arrested for murder and were booked into the Prescott Jail in Arizona. Bail is set at $1 million. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Detective Tina Kirby or Sergeant Greg Myler at (909) 387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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