Man charged in connection with counterfeit bills
KINGMAN — A Kingman man faces forgery charges after he was found with allegedly counterfeit $100 bill.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Jeremy Randal Corey Holt was booked on suspcion of eight counts of possession of a forged document, and one count each of possession of burglary tools/possession of a master key, forgery, resisting arrest, unlawful flight from law enforcement, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. All of those charges are felonies.
Holt also was booked on misdemeanor charges of failure to show identification, displaying fictitious automobile plates, driving on a suspended registration and failure to have mandatory automobile insurance.
According to sheriff’s office reports, Holt was arrested after deputies initially observed a gold truck traveling above the speed limit on Andy Devine Avenue in Kingman.
A records check on the license plate came back to a four-door sedan, not a truck.
Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver — later identified as Holt — continued through a parking lot into an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Andy Devine Avenue.
Holt exited the vehicle and reportedly fled on foot, chased by deputies into a nearby mountainous area.
Holt reportedly jumped down a drop-off of approximately 60 feet into a ravine but eventually was apprehended by deputies.
A search revealed eight fake $100 bills in his pants pocket, two law enforcement badges and a tool commonly used for automobile thefts.
A search of the vehicle uncovered 0.5 grams of methamphetamine, a police scanner, bolt cutters, crow bars and several other items commonly used in burglaries.
After Holt was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, the case was forwarded to the MCSO detective division. Additional charges are possible based on the outcome of the continuing investigation.