ASSAULT ON OFFICER/ DRUG POSSESSION- FORT MOHAVE
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Floyd Michael Patten, 54 of Bullhead City, for Aggravated Assault on an Officer, Resisting Arrest, Dangerous Drug Possession, Tampering with Evidence, and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, all felonies, and misdemeanor Possession of an Open Liquor Container. On Wednesday (1/10), Deputies observed a red sedan pull onto a closed section of Highway 95 (closed for road construction) near Camp Mohave Rd. Deputies activated their lights and sirens and initiated a traffic stop in the 4600 block of Highway 95 and the sole occupant of the vehicle, identified as Patten, exited the vehicle. Once returned to the vehicle, Patten was asked for his identification, and upon pulling his wallet from his pocket a baggie containing a white powdery substance was observed falling onto the floorboard. Patten was asked to step out of the vehicle but was non-compliant with deputy’s commands. Deputies attempted to remove Patten from the vehicle and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Patten stepped on the baggie multiple times and the involved deputy received minor injuries. Additional deputies arrived on scene and placed Patten into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol. The substance field tested positive for methamphetamine and Patten was transported to the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility in Kingman without further incident.
BURGLARY/ THEFT- LITTLEFIELD
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Anthony Martin Bryson, 21 of Littlefield, for three counts of Theft of Means of Transportation, 3rd Degree Burglary of an Unoccupied Structure, and Theft, all felonies. On Saturday (1/6), Deputies from our Arizona Strip Division received a tip that a residence in Desert Springs had been burglarized and three dirt bikes had been stolen. Deputies responded to the residence to find a large warehouse-type garage had been broken into. Contact was made with the homeowner, who was unaware that his garage had been broken into. The homeowner confirmed three dirt bikes were missing from the garage.
Deputies continued with the tip and responded to another residence in Desert Springs where one of the stolen dirt bikes was located immediately outside the residence. A second stolen dirt bike was located hidden on the property underneath a blanket near a storage shed. Through interviews, Bryson verbally confessed to the burglary and was arrested for the above charges and booked into the Washington County Detention Center.
Further interviews led deputies to a third residence, where the third stolen dirt bike was located in the back of an SUV covered by a blanket. Four other subjects are also receiving citations for their involvement in this incident. This investigation is ongoing.