Gun discharge injures man; police seek info on stabbing incident

Forgotten round wounds man

GOLDEN VALLEY - A Golden Valley man discovered the hard way that there is more than one definition of gun control when he accidentally shot himself in the leg on Sunday.

David Allen Matheson, 52, told Mohave County Sheriff's deputies who responded to a swap meet in the 3200 block of N. Bacobi Road that he purchased ammunition for his handgun and wanted to make sure the rounds fit.

He told deputies he emptied the old ammunition from the magazine and as he loaded the new bullets "his finger must have been on the trigger and the gun went off."

Matheson told deputies he forgot to remove a round from the chamber.

The .45-caliber round entered his upper left thigh. River Medical treated Matheson at the scene and brought him to Kingman Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition on Monday.

Deputies seized the handgun.

Shots fired, man arrested

KINGMAN - An ongoing dispute between two men led to gunplay and an arrest Monday night in the area of Kingman Avenue and Chloride Street.

Ronald A. Castillo, 47, was arrested at about 11:10 p.m. on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, weapons misconduct and two misdemeanor warrants issued out of Kingman Municipal Court for failure to pay fines.

The incident began about an hour earlier when dispatchers received several 9-1-1 calls regarding shots fired.

Kingman Police officers contacted the alleged victim and several witnesses, who told them a man fired a handgun at the victim after the victim reported seeing Castillo allegedly prowling around his property.

Nobody was injured and the incident stemmed from an altercation between the two men earlier on Monday.

Castillo denied any involvement and was booked into Mohave County jail without incident.

Police: Stabbing victim silent

KINGMAN - The Kingman Police Department seeks information on a stabbing that occurred Sunday at about 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Sunrise Avenue.

According to Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper, the 35-year-old victim refused to cooperate with investigators. He was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Cooper, the victim and his assailant have been involved in an ongoing dispute.

"Without the cooperation of the victim, there's not much we can do with this," said Cooper.

Those with relevant information can contact the KPD at (928) 753-2191 or go to and click on the "Give a Tip" link.