Dumont sentenced to 81⁄2-year term in prison
KINGMAN — A Bullhead City woman was sentenced to prison Tuesday afternoon after resolving her remaining three cases in a plea agreement.
Before her sentencing, Gina Jeannette Dumont, 56, pleaded no contest per an Alford plea to two counts of aggravated assault in two of the three criminal cases. An Alford plea is when a defendant accepts a plea agreement to the charges but does not admit guilt.
Dumont had been charged with resisting arrest in one case that occurred in August 2017 at her home. She was also charged with two counts of aggravated harassment in a second case that occurred Aug. 8, 2017. Dumont also was charged in a third case with resisting arrest and three misdemeanors charges that occurred in July 2017. Those charges were dropped.
Chief Deputy Mohave County Attorney James Schoppmann said in one of the aggravated assault charges that drew a guilty plea, she bit the hand of a Bullhead City police officer during an incident on Aug. 22, 2017.
In the second incident that occurred July 21, 2017, Dumont slammed the door on an officer’s foot as he tried to enter her home to arrest her, Schoppmann said.
Under the plea agreement, Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe. Jr. sentenced Dumont to 81⁄2 years in prison, which will run concurrently with a previous 81⁄2-year sentence she drew in December 2017.
Sipe had to explain that even if the appellate court overturned her first conviction, she still would serve the 81⁄2-year prison sentence for Tuesday’s plea agreement. She was convicted by a jury in November 2017 in her first case of two counts of aggravated assault and was also sentenced to 81⁄2 years in prison.
In a hearing Monday that was postponed to Tuesday, Dumont again asked for a new attorney, citing communication problems with her attorney, Ron Gilleo. Sipe again denied her request. The judge reminded her that she could serve decades in prison if she went to trial and was convicted of the charges in those three cases.