Ryan Lynn Clark
A Medford man will face the most serious murder charge in the state of Arizona in the murder of a Medford woman whose body was found in Arizona earlier this year near the border of Nevada.
Ryan Lynn Clark, 37, was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for first-degree murder in Mohave County, Arizona Superior Court, accusing him of killing his girlfriend, Megan Rae Jean Hannah, 27 years, of Medford.
The indictment alleges that Hannah’s homicide was premeditated, according to court records in the case.
Hannah’s body was found on the side of the road in Bullhead City, Arizona on Jan. 2 with multiple gunshot wounds, according to a Bullhead City Police Department social media post and earlier reports. .
Within four days of finding the body, police identified Hannah, learned that she was last seen alive with Clark, and discovered that Clark had checked into a hotel near Laughlin, N. Nevada, according to police.
Las Vegas Metro Police arrested Clark on Jan. 6 and then extradited him to Mohave County, where he remains in jail.
Arizona court records show Clark’s bail was set Jan. 19 at $2 million.
A grand jury indicted Clark on Jan. 27 on the sole charge of domestic violence murder, according to the Mohave County District Attorney’s Office Criminal Division, which is prosecuting the case. He is due for arraignment Feb. 7 at the Kingman, Arizona courthouse.
On Jan. 7, a day after he was captured in Nevada, Oregon court records show the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office filed a felony felony charge of felony in possession of a firearm accusing him of having obtained a firearm on October 31 in Oregon.
Clark’s prior felony convictions, according to Jackson County Circuit Court records, include third-degree assault for an October 2017 stabbing attack on a 79-year-old woman in West Medford.
Medford police said at the time of the attack that the victim was Clark’s friend and neighbor, and that Clark suffered “some kind of emotional breakdown at the time,” according to an earlier report.
Clark was sentenced to 48 months in prison with credit for time served before his guilty plea in April 2019.
He was ordered to pay $32,861 in restitution for the woman’s injuries. As of January 31, court records show he still owed $26,063.
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