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Sun, Sept. 22

New Year's car chase ends with rollover at Wal-Mart

An early morning police car chase resulted in a vehicle-rollover in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

The incident began to unfold at 4:10 a.m. on New Year's Day at a residence in the 1800 block of Morrow Avenue.

An officer with the Kingman Police Department had been dispatched to a disturbance at a home involving James Alvin Redd III. "Upon officers arrival, Redd had entered a white SUV and accelerated at the arriving officer," KPD Sgt. Rusty Cooper said. Redd, 24, of Kingman then fled from the scene in the vehicle while officers attempted to stop him. He then drove on the bike path along Mohave Wash before turning onto Airway Avenue. Redd drove into the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 3396 Stockton Hill Road. While entering the parking lot, he drove into a cement barrier. The impact caused the sports utility vehicle to flip over and land on its top, Cooper said. Redd did not seem to suffer any serious injuries from the collision, he added. When Redd exited the vehicle, he allegedly refused officers commands. Officers used a Taser on Redd, who was taken into custody without further incident.

"The investigation revealed that Redd had threatened to kill his 21-year-old girlfriend at the residence," Cooper said. "Redd had threatened her with a knife, kicked and punched her numerous times." He had also allegedly caused damage to another vehicle at the residence. Redd was arrested on charges of aggravated assault by domestic violence, aggravated assault on police officer, criminal damage, resisting arrest and three charges of misdemeanor driving under the influence.

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