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11/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
Golden Valley man arrested for alleged assault
Christopher Bruce Poppin
Christopher Bruce Poppin
Doug McMurdo
Miner Staff Reporter

GOLDEN VALLEY - A Golden Valley man faces felony domestic violence charges after allegedly hitting and pushing his 16-year-old stepdaughter at their home in the 4300 block of Concho Road.

Christopher Bruce Poppin, 32, reportedly became upset with the girl and told her to leave the home.

As she prepared to do so, he allegedly hit and pushed her, according to police.

The caller, Poppin's wife and the girl's mother, told deputies he punched her when she intervened.

The teenager was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Poppin left the home prior to the arrival of deputies. His father contacted law enforcement at about 4:30 a.m. Monday and told them Poppin wanted to surrender.

Deputies responded to the home and took him into custody. According to deputies, Poppin said he acted in self-defense. He faces a felony charge of aggravated assault per domestic violence.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Monday, November 25, 2013
Article comment by: A good belting never hurt anyone

Gun Owner says: ""If anything, Poppin should have had his hide tanned a bit more frequently, it appears.""

What you are saying: He only learned partial violence by having his young hide whipped as a kid - but only the mild kind of physical violence. Maybe if he was hit more as a kid he would have at least known how to break some bones! Or worse, pulled out his 44 and settle it quickly.

Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Article comment by: Need more information

I agree completely that he should NEVER have hit her. Now lets all take the time to think about this though how many of us have heard about teenagers shooting up schools or about the gang problems with teenagers lets include vandalism by teenagers the list goes on and on. Look at the increase in teens being incarcerated. Abuse by teenagers is increasing in our country and many parents are to ashamed to admit that their son or daughter is abusing them. I do not know the people in this case I am just informing that there is another side to this story. As for using teenagers as babysitters yes many people do use them for babysitting and how many of these parents also have nanny cams or other sources to make sure that the babysitter is really doing their job. Let us not all rush to judge this man yes he should never have hit her he should have called the police himself.

Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

Yeah, those 16 year olds are vicious. That's why a lot of people use them for babysitters.

@ A good belting never hurt anyone

I beg to differ. I grew up when spankings were the norm. We respected our parents, law enforcement, women, and each other.

If anything, Poppin should have had his hide tanned a bit more frequently, it appears.

Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Article comment by: A good belting never hurt anyone

Bet he was one of those who got spanked a lot as a kid and never learned how to apply proper discipline. Just hitting.

Posted: Friday, November 8, 2013
Article comment by: R U Kidding Me?!

"According to deputies, Poppin said he acted in self-defense." WHAT? He acted in self-defense toward a 16 year old girl? If his wife attacked him, then I might believe that. But even then, it's NOT OKAY TO HIT A WOMAN! Much less a teenage girl! What is wrong with people nowadays? I just hope the mother, his wife, does not allow him back into the home, or their lives either.

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