KINGMAN — Arizona Department of Child Safety investigators were greeted by a 5-year-old child at the front door of a Kingman residence on Tuesday. With no evidence of a parent or guardian in the home, DCS officials called Kingman Police officers to the scene to investigate.
Officers obtained a warrant to search the home, and found multiple items of drug paraphernalia and quantities of methamphetamine inside, the report said. The child’s mother, identified as 43-year-old Donna A. Gurney, was found hiding in a back room of the home. As officers searched the residence, the child’s father, 39-year-old Michael A. Gurney, arrived. Michael Gurney was immediately taken into custody on multiple warrants for his arrest, the report said. Michael Gurney and Donna Gurney have each been charged with felony counts of child abuse, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their two children were taken into protective custody by DCS officials, and their home was condemned as uninhabitable by the Kingman Fire Department.