KINGMAN - It was like a scene from one of those "reality" television shows: Police said a 68-year-old woman active in local politics commandeered her repossessed SUV while it was still attached to the tow truck and drove off, damaging the tow truck and nearly hitting police officers as she fled.
Police Capt. Rusty Cooper said officers were called out to the home of Sharon K. Holmes in the 600 block of Grandview Avenue around 7:15 p.m. Sunday by a person who said the woman pulled a gun on the repossession agent as her car was being hooked up.
Cooper said officers arrived after Holmes had barricaded herself in her car while it was attached to the tow truck. She then started the car, put it into 4-wheel drive and was able to break loose, narrowly missing officers who had to jump out of the way, he said.
Holmes led officers on a brief pursuit through the Clack Canyon and Fort Beale Road-area before the vehicle became disabled on West Beale Street due to a blown transmission, police said. Holmes was taken into custody without further incident. She was booked into the Mohave County Jail on felony charges of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on police officers, flight from law enforcement and criminal damage.
Holmes was a delegate representative at the Republican Party National Convention in May. She also previously announced a bid for County Supervisor but never formally filed to run.