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9:49 AM Fri, Dec. 14th

Weekend gun incidents ended peacefully

KINGMAN - Mohave County deputies had their hands full this weekend with two incidents involving people with guns.

An incidence of domestic violence could have turned deadly on a couple of levels Sunday when Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a man waving a gun around in front of a residence in the 2700 block of Devlin Avenue

Michael Jeremiah O'Keeffe, 48, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon per domestic violence, aggravated assault-impede breathing per domestic violence and two counts of disorderly conduct per domestic violence.

All of the charges are felonies.

According to Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter, when deputies arrived at the home a woman came outside holding a gun. She complied when deputies ordered her to put down the weapon.

A man also exited the home and the pair told deputies O'Keeffe was inside.

After the gun was confiscated, deputies learned O'Keeffe allegedly choked the woman, his girlfriend, and at some point in the altercation put the gun to the head of both the woman and man, a 39-year-old neighbor.

Carter said O'Keeffe, once he was placed in the back of the deputies' cruiser, began bashing his head into the Plexiglas that separates the front and back seats.

Deputies exhibited restraint in another weekend incident involving a gun when they responded to a home in the 3300 block of Malibu Road in Golden Valley.

Stephanie Grace Eisnach, 34, of Golden Valley was reportedly outside the home at about 5 p.m. waving a gun in the air when deputies arrived.

According to Carter, she ignored their repeated commands to drop the gun before she ran back inside the home.

Deputies surrounded the residence and two of them took positions by the front door.

A short time later Eisnach exited the home without the gun and was taken into custody. Nobody besides Eisnach was at the residence.

The gun was confiscated and she was arrested and charged with felony disorderly conduct with a weapon.

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