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Sun, May 19

Stun gun used on spitting suspect

KINGMAN - Thanksgiving was a violent one for Kingman Police officers in two unrelated Turkey Day incidents.

In the first, officers responded to a business in the 2900 block of Andy Devine Avenue regarding a disorderly subject who was damaging property while leaving. Officers spotted Tyler Gaul, 22, of Mohave Valley nearby in the 2500 block of Airfield Avenue.

After determining Gaul was allegedly involved in the previous disruption at a business, officers attempted to take him into custody when he allegedly struck one officer in the head and spat upon another.

Officers used a stun gun to subdue Gaul, who was allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia.

He faces two felony counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and misdemeanor charges of criminal damage and disorderly conduct, along with possession of paraphernalia.

In the second incident, police responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Emerson Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. regarding a call of an intoxicated man and woman lying on the ground.

Officers learned a 6-year-old child was inside the home, unharmed.

The man, Joshua L. Kappes, 28, of Kingman, helped the woman inside the home before he "became verbally aggressive and pushed an officer."

He was charged with felony aggravated assault on a police officer.

The child was released to a neighbor for overnight care.


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