Man punctured SUV tires to keep wife home, MCSO says

KINGMAN - A Kingman man was jailed Nov. 1 after he allegedly punctured all four tires on his wife's vehicle in order to keep her from leaving.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested William Edward Berresford Jr., 36, on a felony charge of criminal damage by domestic violence and misdemeanor charges of threatening by domestic violence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies responded to a domestic violence call at a home in the 3100 block of Lass Avenue at about 10 a.m. Friday.

They noticed an SUV that was parked in front of the residence had four flat tires. Berresford reportedly told them he was taking his possessions and leaving when deputies allegedly spotted a marijuana pipe near one of his bags.

He was taken into custody and a search allegedly revealed he was in possession of marijuana.

Berresford reportedly told deputies his wife sent him text messages that upset him. When he got home, he reportedly took a knife from the home and punctured all four tires on her SUV to keep her from leaving.

He was placed in the back of a patrol unit and deputies spoke to his wife, 30, who reportedly told them Berresford screamed at her when he got home.

Deputies also learned that Berresford had morphine and oxycodone pills in his possession. He was gasping for air and paramedics were summoned, but Berresford reportedly refused medical attention. He later told deputies he took several of the pills and he was admitted to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Deputies arrested him at 10:30 a.m. Saturday after he was released from the hospital. He was taken into custody without incident.

Warrants

On Nov. 1, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Deanna Jean Rust, 60, of Laughlin, on four warrants: A felony warrant on two counts of forgery and a misdemeanor contempt of court warrant issued by Bullhead City Justice Court and misdemeanor failure to appear, and failure to pay fines warrants issued by Lake Havasu City Justice Court.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a home in the 7200 block of Redwall Drive in Golden Valley at about 4:10 p.m.

Deputies contacted Rust and a record check revealed the warrants. She was taken into custody without incident.

Felon with a gun

On Nov. 3, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Yancy Cole Grimmett, 44, of Rialto, Calif., on a felony charge of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.

Deputies spotted an allegedly speeding truck on Pierce Ferry Road and caught up with the vehicle when the driver slowed to turn onto 16th Street at about 10:30 a.m. They conducted a traffic stop after the driver, Grimmett, stopped in front of a residence in the 17200 block of Longhorn Drive and ran into the home.

Deputies checked the vehicle and allegedly observed a revolver in the passenger seat. Grimmett exited the home and was taken into custody. He reportedly told deputies it was his desire to avoid contact with law enforcement.

He reportedly admitted to being a felon and that there was a gun in his vehicle. A record check revealed Grimmett has previous convictions in California.

Warrants for theft

On Nov. 3, Mohave County Sheriff's deputies arrested Gerald Giles, 55, and Misty Giles, 53, on a felony warrant for eight counts of theft, fraudulent schemes and artifices and larceny issued by Mohave County Superior Court.

Deputies responded to a home in the 1700 block of Scarlet Plume Street to arrest the pair.

Gerald Giles was taken into custody without incident upon their arrival and Misty Giles was arrested shortly afterwards when she arrived at the home. She was taken into custody without incident.