Kingman standoff ends peacefully

JUAN FIGUEROA/Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A deputy with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit stands by during a standoff Sunday morning.

JUAN FIGUEROA/Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A deputy with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Operations Unit stands by during a standoff Sunday morning.

KINGMAN - A five-hour standoff in unincorporated north Kingman between deputies and a woman ended peacefully Sunday.

The woman, 34-year-old Jennifer Jeannette Crawford, now faces charges of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deputies responded to a residence in the 2900 block of Carver Avenue just before 9 a.m. Sunday, where a woman was said to be waving a gun outside.

Mohave County Spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies heard a female, later identified as Crawford, screaming inside the residence when they arrived and tried to contact her, but she reportedly refused to answer the door.

A man who lives nearby said the woman had been yelling and screaming most of the night and into the morning. When someone approached her and asked her to be quiet she allegedly pointed a gun at him and said "bang, bang," before adding something to the effect of, "there's your reason to call the police," Carter said.

Deputies attempted to contact Crawford using a PA system, but she continued to barricade herself inside the residence.

The Sheriff's Tactical Operations Unit responded and deployed gas inside the residence. Crawford was arrested as she came out of the residence. Paramedics evaluated Crawford at the scene. She was then transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without further incident.