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Man allegedly tried to hit Mohave County deputy

Lonnie Paul Morgan

Lonnie Paul Morgan

KINGMAN - A man who has served three prison terms could be headed to a fourth after he allegedly "swung" on deputies Monday evening.

Lonnie Paul Morgan, 47, of Kingman was taken into custody sometime after 9 p.m. after deputies responded to a disturbance call in the 3900 block of Northfield Avenue.

The caller said a man with a pit bull verbally threatened her and a friend after asking Morgan and another man who were yelling at each other to keep it down. Deputies found the dog inside a fenced yard near Jimmie Drive and Northfield and noticed the shed door was open.

Morgan, who served roughly eight years in prison following an aggravated assault conviction in Mohave County in 2002, allegedly stepped out of the shed and resisted deputies' attempts to take him into custody. Morgan, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter, swung at deputies, who used a Taser to subdue him before taking him into custody.

What would have been a misdemeanor arrest for intimidation turned into a felony charge of aggravated assault on a police officer, along with misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and two counts of threatening or intimidating.

In addition to serving a lengthy term for aggravated assault, Morgan also went to prison on a weapons charge in 1997 and a drug charge in 2000.

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