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GV man might plead guilty to charges

KINGMAN - A plea agreement might be in the works for a Golden Valley man charged with multiple felony counts.

Robert A. Taghon Jr., 25, of Golden Valley is charged with felony aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal damage, aggravated assault on a minor, aggravated assault on a bound victim, assault with intent to injure, animal cruelty and preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.

Taghon did not show up for a court hearing on Tuesday. His attorney, Sandra Carr, requested that the court continue the case to give her more time to consider a recent plea offer made by the County Attorney's Office.

The details of the plea agreement were not released and are not usually revealed until after the defendant agrees to an offer.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Robert Moon granted the continuance with the stipulation that Taghon must appear at the next hearing.

Judge Rick Williams will pick up the case at 10 a.m. on Jan. 23, because Moon steps down from the bench after today.

Taghon was arrested on Aug. 30, after deputies responded to a 911 hangup call at a residence in the 3600 block of West Cerbat Road.

A girl told deputies that Taghon was beating her dog and her mother, and had pushed her into a wall.

The dog eventually died.

Taghon allegedly began to act in a belligerent, aggressive manner and then became combative when deputies tried to speak with him.

When deputies tried to restrain him to take him to the county jail, Taghon allegedly kicked out the window of a patrol unit.

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