Kingman man lunges at officers with a pen
KINGMAN – Having reportedly yelled at nurses at the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility before lunging at detention officers with a pen and later elbowing another officer, 56-year-old Gregg Alan Maclaren of Kingman is facing two felonies.
Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the jail in reference to an aggravated assault on staff at about 2:45 p.m. Friday, April 19. Deputies made contacted with the victim upon arrival, who said a male subject was being processed by medical staff when he began yelling at nurses. The subject was identified as Maclaren.
Detention officers gave a Maclaren a verbal order to stop what he was doing and calm down. However, his behavior continued and nurses said they could not continue with their assessment. Officers then tried to restrain Maclaren so he could be taken to a holding cell.
Officers had Maclaren place his hands on the wall in order to apply handcuffs. At that time, he grabbed a pen from a desk and allegedly lunged toward officers in a stabbing motion. The officer grabbed the hand holding the pen and Maclaren dropped it. He was then restrained and escorted to a holding cell.
As he was being placed in the cell, reports say Maclaren used his elbow to strike an officer in the jaw and cheek. The officer was not injured and Maclaren was placed inside the cell without further incident.
Gregg Alan Maclaren was charged with aggravated assault on an officer and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both felonies.
Information provided by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office