Golden Valley 8/20/06

GOLDEN VALLEY - Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Michael Richard Fernandez, 39, of Golden Valley on Thursday on felony charges of criminal damage and resisting arrest.

Deputies responded to an accident in the area of Oatman and Malibu roads, a news release from the MCSO stated.

A male subject at the scene reported he was called by his girlfriend, who was involved in an accident. The male drove to the scene in his mother's vehicle.

Upon arrival, he observed Fernandez, a passenger in one of the vehicles involved in the accident, yelling at and threatening his girlfriend. The subject attempted to calm Fernandez down and Fernandez began threatening him.

During the confrontation, Fernandez allegedly picked up a rock and broke out the passenger side window of the victim's mother's car. Witnesses at the scene verified the account.

Deputies attempted to take Fernandez into custody and a struggle ensued. After being restrained, Fernandez was booked into Mohave County Jail.