Kingman man sentenced to prison for assaulting police officer

A Kingman man who pleaded guilty to three felonies in connection with a police pursuit in November was sentenced Monday to more than a decade in prison.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn sentenced David James DeHerrera to 10 and a half years in prison for two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer.

DeHerrera was credited with more than five months of time served in county jail.

As part of a plea agreement reached last month, Conn also sentenced DeHerrera to three and a half years for his guilty plea to vehicle theft.

The sentences will be concurrent.

Conn also ordered DeHerrera to pay $16,200 restitution.

If tried and convicted of aggravated assault on a police officer, DeHerrera could have received up to 21 years in prison for each count.

DeHerrera also had been charged originally with third-degree burglary, attempted third-degree burglary, unlawful flight and two counts of criminal damage.

On Nov.

22, Mohave County sheriff's deputies stopped DeHerrera, 26, in the 3100 block of Northfield Avenue as they responded to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress.

DeHerrera was charged with using a stolen pickup to run over a deputy, who fired at him, wounding him in the neck.

DeHerrera also was charged with driving over several fences as he fled, according to police records.

He left the pickup near a residence near Fairfax and Wilshire avenues and hitched a ride from an unidentified person to Kingman Regional Medical Center, sheriff's records show.

Deputies arrested DeHerrera at the hospital, where he was treated for his gunshot wound.

Neither deputy involved in the incident was injured.