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Golden Valley man accused of assaulting sheriff’s deputies

September 12, 2018

GOLDEN VALLEY — A Golden Valley man has been arrested after reportedly damaging a truck and attacking sheriff’s deputies.

Matthew Lowell Mansbridge, 29, was arrested last week on suspicion of criminal damage and two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

At about 7 a.m. Sept. 5, Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a criminal damage report on Bouse Road, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Anita Mortensen said.

She said deputies made contact with the victim, who reported that he’d been driving and saw a male subject walking down the road, making aggressive movements toward his truck.

The man then began throwing rocks at the truck, Mortensen said, with one shattering the back window.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

A few hours later, deputies made contact with Mansbridge, who reportedly matched the description of the vandal near Highway 68 and Horn Road.

Mansbridge reportedly denied any involvement in the damage to the truck.

He then was detained and placed into a patrol vehicle.

During transport, Mortensen said, Mansbridge was verbally aggressive with deputies and began kicking and spitting at them.

As deputies attempted to place leg shackles on Mansbridge to prevent further damage, she said, he kicked a deputy in the back and spat on another.

He was taken to the Mohave County Jail in Kingman and held on $4,000 bond, according to jail records as of Saturday.

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