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Crime RoundUp: Thursday, January 13, 2011

From the Bullhead City Police Department

The Bullhead City Police Department arrested 27-year-old James Ray Heaton Tuesday for child abuse, a class 2 felony, for allegedly breaking a 15 month-old-baby's arm. On Monday afternoon, Heaton took his girlfriend's baby daughter to the doctor because the child's arm was swollen. After X-rays, the doctor determined the baby had a broken arm and advised treatment at the hospital. While at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, the emergency room doctor told police the break was caused by a strong twist to the bone. Detectives interviewed Heaton who said he became frustrated when the baby was playing with the TV remote and turned off the television. Heaton then grabbed her by the arm with force and dragged her to another room. Heaton took her to the doctor after he noticed her arm was swollen. The victim and her brothers (ages 3 and 5) were turned over to Child Protective Services. Heaton was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman.

From the Mohave Daily News

Don Laughlin has purchased 69 acres of property from the state along the Colorado River in Bullhead City. The parcel stretches from the Riverside parking lot to Seventh Street. Laughlin was the only bidder when the property went up for auction on Jan. 6 outside the Mohave County Courthouse in Kingman. He paid $15 million. Brentwood Partners, LLC. is interested in developing the property for townhomes and commercial uses.

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