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BRIEFS: Sheriffs arrest Littlefield man on felony domestic violence charge

December 29, 2018

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a Littlefield residence Dec. 21 after receiving reports of a domestic violence situation in progress. The reporting party, a young child, told deputies that a man later identified as Darren B. Boone, 34, had struck a female victim. When deputies arrived, they could hear a male voice shouting and a woman crying, according to the report. Deputies knocked on the door, but no one answered. They entered the residence and allegedly observed Boone lying on a couch. Deputies told Boone to show them his hands, the report said, but Boone instead hid them beneath his body. Deputies attempted to apprehend Boone and a struggle ensued, the report said.

As Boone was taken into custody, deputies said they observed a strong odor of alcohol on Boone’s breath. While questioning the victim, they allegedly observed injuries to her face and neck. According to the report, she told deputies she and Boone were having a verbal argument when Boone began choking her. She allegedly said she lost consciousness several times, at which point Boone struck her to bring her back to consciousness.

Boone denied the accusations, the report said, and he was arrested at the scene on charges of felony aggravated assault and misdemeanor assault per domestic violence. He remains in custody at Mohave County Jail on $50,000 bond.

Kingman man

arrested with fake money, fake law enforcement

badges, deputies say

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Kingman man Dec. 22 on more than a dozen criminal charges after a brief pursuit. According to deputies, a vehicle belonging to 44-year-old Jeremy R. Holt was observed to be traveling faster than the posted speed limit. A records check allegedly showed that his license plate was registered to another vehicle, and deputies attempted to pull him over.

Holt allegedly refused to stop until he reached a Kingman parking lot, where his vehicle came to a halt. According to deputies, Holt fled from the scene on foot, and deputies pursued him. Holt allegedly continued through a mountainous area and descended 60 feet into a ravine. When deputies caught up to him, Holt surrendered, the report said.

A search of Holt’s person allegedly yielded eight fake $100 bills, two fake law enforcement badges and a tool commonly used for automobile thefts. A search of his vehicle yielded a half-gram of methamphetamine, a police scanner, bolt cutters, crowbars and other items commonly used to conduct burglaries, the report said. Holt was arrested at the scene and charged with eight counts of possession of forged documents, possession of burglary tools, forgery, resisting arrest, unlawful flight from law enforcement, possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia, failure to show identification, displaying a fictitious license plate, driving with suspended registration and driving without mandatory insurance.

According to deputies, the case remains under investigation, and further charges may be pending against Holt.

Alleged shoplifters arrested after

high-speed chase

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Fort Mohave business Dec. 23 after receiving reports of a shoplifting in progress. Acco-rding to witnesses, a woman later identified as Holly N. Dillon, 30, of Bullhead City, placed unpaid merchandise in her tote bag before meeting with two men in the store. Shortly afterward, both men left the store and entered a vehicle, which they brought to one of the store’s exits.

Dillon allegedly exited the store and ran to the waiting vehicle and entered. Deputies approached the vehicle, drew their weapons and commanded the three suspects to surrender.

According to deputies, it was at this point that another suspect, 28-year-old David M. Kronenfeld, also of Bullhead City, pointed a handgun at the driver’s head and told him to drive. The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed, the report said, and deputies gave chase. When the vehicle reached speeds of about 90 miles per hour, however, deputies broke off the pursuit for fear of public safety. The vehicle became stuck, however, in a rocky area. According to the report, Dillon fled the scene on foot with Kronenfeld.

Deputies caught up with Dillon and Kronenfeld, and the two allegedly surrendered. The driver remained with the vehicle, and was questioned by deputies. He allegedly told deputies he was unaware of the suspected shoplifting. He was released from the scene without criminal charges.

Dillon has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and shoplifting. Kronenfeld was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct with a weapon, endangerment and shoplifting.

Kronenfeld remains in custody at Mohave County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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