Inmate arrested on aggravated assault charge

November 14, 2018

An inmate in the Mohave County Jail faces new charges after an altercation with an officer that led to the inmate kicking the officer in the leg and then continuing to strike the officer in the face.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office, Don Earl Kelso, 25, from Needles, California was told by officers to return to his cell. Kelso refused and officers had to step in to take him back to his cell. However, Kelso reacted by kicking an officer in the leg and then striking the same officer in the face. After the altercation, several other officers stepped in to place Kelso in his cell.

Kelso is to be charged with one count of aggravated assault according to the Sheriff’s office.

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