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1/18/2013 6:01:00 AM
Gun prank leads to plea by ex-Mohave County employee
Clifford Olsen
Clifford Olsen

Erin Taylor
Miner Staff Reporter

KINGMAN - A former Mohave County Public Works employee pleaded guilty earlier this week to charges of disorderly conduct with a weapon following an incident on the job last spring.

Clifford Olsen, 57, was fired from his position as maintenance crew leader at Davis Dam after being arrested in April. According to court documents, Olsen was with a group of co-workers when he placed one employee in a choke hold and put a gun to his head while saying, "I could kill you anytime I wanted."

The employee, along with several witnesses, said it appeared that Olsen was joking or trying to show off, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, which handled the investigation of the incident.

Mohave County officials refused to comment after the incident as to whether Olsen was authorized to carry a gun on the job.

Under terms of the plea agreement, Olsen is expected to be sentenced to 15 days in jail and 3 years probation. He also agreed to surrender a 9mm gun used in the incident.

Olsen will be formally sentenced Feb. 20. His disorderly conduct charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor if he successfully completes probation.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Article comment by: yoda node

Getting what he deserves. This man is way to old to not know any better then pull a stupid stunt like he did.

Go to jail, do your probation, and really think about not replacing your gun for a long time.

Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Article comment by: martin perry

i think he should get he should get a stiffer sentence for even pointing a gun at someone head and pro holdbation for the choke

Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Article comment by: chris b

What is really sad is that the kdm cant edit itself. Says the guy was part of a maintenance crew at Davis Dam? Hmmm, I thought that was owned and operated by the federal guvmint?

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Article comment by: Shame on You

Mental Health and Guns don't mix.

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Article comment by: pu pupuhi

holding someone in a choke hold and with a 9mm to the head..I can kill you anytime, I terrorist threatening, and, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly wpn...that, its all a! its a felony rap..not misdemeanor..
We care care of "Our Mohave County Employee's" Motto..

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2013
Article comment by: me me

Yea, I dont find that funny.
Waht I do think is said is his pentiful sentening.. 15 days jail time for assulating a man with gun??

Okay.. bring on all teh comments about GUN Control....:-)

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