MCSO Round up

Published by The Bee News

November 20, 2019

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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Leighanna Bogan, 27 of Kingman, for 1st degree Criminal
Trespassing and 3rd Degree Burglary, both felonies. On Thursday (11/14) at approximately 7:30 PM,
deputies responded to a residence in the 14000 block of Highway 66 in reference to a trespassing. The
victim advised that he had returned home and observed the lights on in the barn and his dog in the yard. He
then entered the barn to find the woman inside and observed items inside the barn appeared to have been
thrown around. Deputies entered the barn and made contact with the woman, identified as Bogan, who
admitted she did not have permission to enter the barn, but had hoped the owner would let her stay there.
The owner advised approximately $100 worth of food had been eaten or left of to spoil, with no other
damages occurring. Leighanna Bogan was arrested and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention
Facility without incident.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested James Gary Tacia, 47 of Mohave Valley, for Dangerous
Drug Possession and Drug Paraphernalia Possession, both felonies, misdemeanor False Reporting to Law
Enforcement and an active arrest warrant. On Friday (11/15) at approximately 8:45 PM, deputies observed a
male and female subject riding bicycles in the roadway and observed the bicycles did not have the proper
lights and reflectors. A traffic stop was initiated and deputies made contact with both subjects. The female
subject provided her identification, however the male subject gave deputies a false identity. A records check
revealed the physical description of the identity given did not match the male subject and he was detained.
Both subjects were patted down for weapons, and the female gave consent to a search of her belongings.
When asked, the male subject admitted to having methamphetamine in his bag. A search of the bag
revealed approximately 1 gram of methamphetamine, syringes, and a glass pipe. Tacia eventually admitted
his true identity and a search revealed the active warrant. James Gary Tacia was arrested and booked into
Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Aaron Darnell Washington, 53 of Oregon, for felony
Aggravated DUI. On Saturday (11/16) at approximately 1:53 AM, deputies observed a vehicle travelling
north on Interstate 15 and observed the vehicle travelling over the posted speed limit and failing to maintain
its lane. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the male driver, identified as Washington, and
a female passenger. Deputies observed Washington’s eyes were red and watering and was slurring his
speech during the contact. Deputies observed several empty liquor bottles on the floor behind the driver’s
seat and asked Washington to step out of the vehicle. A records check revealed Washington’s license to be
suspended. When asked, Washington admitted to having “a couple beers” that evening. A breath test was
conducted and Washington’s Blood Alcohol Concentration was approximately .198%. Aaron Darnell
Washington was arrested and booked into Mesquite City Jail without incident.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrested Michael Trey Hefner, 19 of Kingman, for two felony
counts of Molestation of a Child. Detectives were contacted by Huntington Beach Police Department
regarding a delayed report of child molest that occurred in 2017 at a home in the 1800 block of Hearne Ave.
Detectives interviewed the female victim, who was 10 years old at the time of the incident, who alleged that
Hefner, her older step-brother, would force her to engage in sexual acts on multiple occasions. On Tuesday
(11/19), Detectives responded to Hefner’s residence for interviews. During the interview, Hefner admitted to
engaging in sexual contact with the victim. Michael Trey Hefner was arrested and booked into Mohave
County Adult Detention Facility without incident. During the course of the investigation, more allegations into
other incidents were revealed and this investigation is ongoing. Future charges may be submitted, pending
the outcome of the investigation.

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