LITTLEFIELD, Ariz. — Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an intoxicated man for felony assault on a law enforcement officer Saturday after the man got scrappy with deputies in Littlefield, Arizona.
At about 8:30 a.m., MCSO deputies responded to an area known as “Little Jamaica,” which is bridge No. 1 underneath Interstate 15 in Littlefield. A woman had called 911, reporting that a man was lying on the ground and “may be on drugs due to his behavior,” according to an MCSO press release. The woman further stated that the man had threatened to kill her.
When deputies arrived at the scene, they saw a man, later identified as Lawrence Scott Jones, 44, of Littlefield, lying on a sandbar near a freeway pillar and approached him.
“Jones was extremely uncooperative,” the press release said. “Deputies observed Jones was heavily intoxicated and he refused to answer any questions.”
Deputies called in responders from the Beaver Dam Fire Department to evaluate Jones, who continued to be uncooperative, according to the press release.
Deputies placed Jones in handcuffs.
The press release said:
While Jones was being handcuffed, he raised his fist to the deputy and said “I’m going to bash your face in”. The deputy further restrained Jones.
Jones, who declined medical attention, threatened to kill the paramedics while he was being evaluated, according to the press release.
Jones was transported and booked into the Mesquite Detention Center in Mesquite, Nevada, on felony charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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