Bond lowered for Kingman man shot by MCSO deputies

A judge Monday decreased the bond for a Kingman man charged with eight felonies after a pursuit by police officers in November.

David James DeHerrera has been charged with two counts of third-degree burglary, unlawful flight, two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of criminal damage and theft of means of transportation.

During DeHerrera's arraignment in Mohave County Superior Court, his attorney, Eric Beiningen, cited his client's ties to the community, a potential job opportunity and his financial support of his wife and children as reasons a decreased bond.

Deputy Mohave County Attorney Ed Lewis, in asking that the $60,000 bond remain, said DeHerrera created a dangerous situation and has been charged with eight felonies.

Judge Steven Conn dismissed the idea of a potential job opportunity, saying that could apply to anyone who was not working.

Conn did lower DeHerrera's bond to $45,000.

If found guilty of the most serious charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, DeHerrera could receive up to 21 years in prison for each count.

On Nov.

22, Mohave County sheriff's deputies stopped DeHerrera, 25, in the 3100 block of Northfield Avenue as they responded to a call of a possible vehicle burglary in progress.

DeHerrera has been charged with trying to drive a stolen pickup over the deputy and then driving over several fences as he fled.

The deputy fired at DeHerrera, wounding him in the neck, according to sheriff's records.

A second deputy fired a shot at DeHerrera but missed.

Officers from the Kingman Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety joined the search for DeHerrera.

Police found the pickup near a residence near Fairfax and Wilshire avenues.

Deputies arrested DeHerrera at Kingman Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for his gunshot wound.

Someone had driven him to the hospital.

Neither deputy involved in the incident was injured.