MOHAVE COUNTY, Arizona — What began as a fight between a man, his girlfriend and his sister on the side of Highway 91 in Arizona Tuesday ended in a vehicle accident with possible associated injuries and sheriff’s charges.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Friday indicating that Richard Glenn, 44, Nina Romero, 41, and Heather Leavitt, 35, all of Mesquite, Nevada, were transported from an accident on Highway 91 Tuesday to Mesa View Regional Hospital in Mesquite. Information on their condition has not been released as this report is published.
At 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched on reports of a fight involving one man and two women on the side of the road on Highway 91 at milepost 5.
While the deputies were on their way to the reported fight, the dispatch center relayed further reports to them: first, that the same parties had gotten back into their car and were traveling toward Scenic on Highway 91; second, that a vehicle accident had been seen on Highway 91 at milepost 1 involving a car with three people in it.
Upon arrival at milepost 1, the deputies found the vehicle had left the roadway and slid into an embankment, Public Information Officer Patricia Carter said in the statement. Further, they determined that Romero was the driver and that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, Glenn, and his sister, Leavitt.
“Romero reported being assaulted by Leavitt while they were driving on Highway 91 when she lost control of the vehicle,” Carter wrote in the statement.
The vehicle sustained major damage in the accident and was towed from the scene.
Charges are pending against all three involved for mutual assault and/or domestic violence, Carter said in the statement, adding that additional charges may be filed against Romero depending on blood test results, as alcohol appeared to be a factor in the incident.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by the authorities and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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