Crimes & Fires for October 24, 2005

Suspect allegedly resists arrests

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested Bill White 29, of Kingman on Saturday night on a felony charge of resisting arrest.

About 11:30 p.m., police stopped a car in the 2500 block of Gordon Drive. The vehicle was observed swerving around in its lane as it turned from Bond Street on to Gordon Drive, a news release from the KPD stated.

Officers contacted the driver, identified as White, who appeared to be intoxicated. After refusing to complete field sobriety tests, White was advised he was being arrested.

A violent struggle ensued during which White and officers crashed to the ground. White sustained a fractured jaw in the altercation and was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center for treatment after being handcuffed.

Upon release from KRMC, White was booked into Mohave County Jail. An additional charge of DUI is pending the return of blood analysis.

Man arrested on misconduct charge

KINGMAN ­ Kingman Police arrested John Girton, 30, of Kingman on Sunday night on a felony charge of misconduct involving a weapon.

About 8 p.m., police responded to a call of an unknown problem at a residence in the 300 block of Copper Street, a news release from the KPD stated.

Girton contacted officers upon their arrival. He surrendered a .38-caliber handgun and told officers to handcuff and arrest him.

Girton was taken into custody. It was soon learned he was a suspect in a shooting on Third Avenue several months ago.

The gun had its serial number filed off.