Defense attorney wants to talk to shootout witness; hearing delayed

A court date Friday was postponed for a Kingman man facing attempted-murder charges in a shootout with police.

Edward Francis Mallon, 28, has been charged with shooting a Kingman police officer Dec.

14.

Mallon recently pleaded guilty to two probation violations and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for possession of drug paraphernalia and one year for misconduct involving a weapon.

The sentences will be served concurrently, or at the same time.

Friday's omnibus court hearing was postponed after a motion by defense counsel Eric Devany was approved by Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss.

Devany said Mallon knows a potential witness to the Dec.

14 incident.

The defense attorney said he needs time to interview the possible witness.

The omnibus hearing was set for Friday to schedule the date of a trial as well as pre-trial meeting dates.

The omnibus hearing was reset for 1:30 p.m.

March 12.

The Dec.

14 incident began in a supermarket parking lot on East Andy Devine Avenue and culminated with a shootout in the Butler area, where police arrested Mallon after he hid in a dirt trench between mounds of dirt to the rear of a business in the 3800 block of Sunshine Drive.

Officers shot out three tires of a truck Mallon used to flee the supermarket, Kingman police Lt.

Dean Brice said.

The vehicle became stuck on the shoulder of the road.

Mallon fled and was pursued by several officers.

He has been accused of pulling a handgun from his waistband and firing at officers, wounding Cpl.

Michael Bolt in the chest.

Bolt, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was treated for bruises and released from the hospital the day of the shooting.

Mallon is being held in Mohave County Jail with a bond of $1 million.

He has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

He was to be transported to a Department of Corrections prison following the Feb.

27 hearing.

Weiss ordered the move delayed as a result of Friday's action.