KINGMAN – Tuesday morning started out with some excitement for Kingman Police.
Damien Christopher Moore, 29, of Kingman was arrested on three counts of aggravated assault on police officers, two counts of criminal damage, theft of motor vehicle and unlawful flight from law enforcement, all felonies.
According to Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper, Moore allegedly stole a green Kia Soul from a car sales lot in the 3800 block of North Stockton Hill Road at about 8:30 a.m. while employees were moving vehicles around the sales lot.
Moore took off southbound on Stockton Hill Road and onto to westbound Interstate 40.
Officers later found Moore driving the stolen Kia downtown. Moore continued to flee when an officer attempted to stop him at the intersection of West Beale Street and Grandview Avenue.
Moore was driving recklessly at high rates of speed and intentionally crashed into a police SUV stopped in the intersection, according to the release. The stolen vehicle was disabled after colliding with two other police units where Moore was taken into custody without further incident.
Two officers received minor injuries. One police vehicle sustained significant damage, while two others had minor damage. The Kia sustained damage to its front end.
Moore was booked into the Mohave County jail. Officers aren’t yet certain if Moore was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.