Police: Kingman man points gun at girlfriend as kids cower

Zachary Partridge

Zachary Partridge

KINGMAN - A 25-year-old man was arrested earlier this week on charges that he pointed a gun at his girlfriend while her three young children cowered behind her.

Deputies were called to the scene in the 3100 block of Snavley Avenue around 8:15 p.m. Sunday by the 12-year-old son of the girlfriend. Sheriff's Spokeswoman Trish Carter said the boyfriend, identified as 25-year-old Zachary Preston Partridge, was upset about damage to a stereo receiver he was planning to sell.

The girlfriend told deputies that Partridge left the home during the argument but later came back with a gun that she wasn't aware he owned. The woman said Partridge then pointed it at her while her three children, ages 4, 8 and 12, were screaming behind her. He then left after the girlfriend gave him some money.

Deputies had been given a description of Partridge's vehicle and pulled him over a short time later in the 4700 block of Steinke. They reportedly found a .32 caliber handgun behind the passenger seat.

Carter said Partridge told deputies he took the gun inside the house to show that he was upset.

He was booked into the Mohave County Jail on felony charges, including four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon per domestic violence, four counts of disorderly conduct with a firearm per domestic violence, prohibited possessor and possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as misdemeanor charges of threatening and intimidating per domestic violence and assault per domestic violence.