AGGRAVATED ASSAULT ON OFFICER/ PROHIBITED WEAPONS POSSESSION- KINGMAN

Published by The Bee News

March 13, 2023

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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Lance Lenfest Wheeler, 64 of Kingman, for Aggravated Assault on an Officer, Resisting Arrest with Physical Force, Possession of a Weapon by Prohibited Person, all felonies, and Disorderly Conduct and Assault per Domestic Violence, both misdemeanors.
On Friday (3/10) at approximately 6:45 PM, deputies responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Hearne Ave. in response to a domestic disturbance. The reporting party advised that her boyfriend, identified as Wheeler, was intoxicated, had broken a window, and grabbed her by her wrist. Deputies arrived on scene and were advised that Wheeler had left the property prior to their arrival. Deputies attempted to locate Wheeler with negative results, however were contacted about an hour later that the suspect had returned to the property.
Upon their second arrival at the property, deputies observed Wheeler attempting to hide himself behind a vehicle on the property. Deputies called out to Wheeler that he needed to come talk to them, however Wheeler was argumentative with deputies and kept reaching towards his pockets.
Deputies attempted to place Wheeler in restraints, however Wheeler attempted to pull away and turn toward the deputy. The deputy continued to attempt to place Wheeler under arrest, all while Wheeler continued to resist and kick at the deputy. Wheeler was eventually placed in restraints, and a search of his person revealed a handgun in the left pocket of his sweater vest. A records check revealed that Wheeler was a prohibited weapons possessor due to a prior felony conviction.
The involved deputy was not injured and did not require medical attention. Lance Lenfest Wheeler was arrested and transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.

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