Category: Golden Valley

SHOOTING DEATH INVESTIGATED IN GOLDEN VALLEY

The Mohave County Sheriff’s office is investigating a deadly altercation in the northwest Arizona community of Golden Valley. Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies responded at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, April 1 to a home in the 3500 block of N Magma Road. Carter said Matthew Joseph Ochoa, 27, Golden Valley, was dead at the scene. She said investigators believe Ochoa stabbed another man and that the unidentified subject shot and killed Ochoa. Carter had no information regarding the injury to the unidentified party or the nature of the dispute. She said the county attorney’s office will review the ongoing...

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CHILD SEX SUSPECT RETURNED FOR PROSECUTION

A man wanted for sex crimes involving two young girls in Golden Valley has been arrested out of state. The Mohave County Sheriff’s office said Malakai Thomas Benta, 31, Golden Valley said Benta was a suspect in the ongoing sexual abuse of girls aged 12 and 14 at a residence in the 3200 block of Bryce Road. Benta was arrested by sheriff’s deputies in Inyo County, California on February 18. Benta was returned to Arizona on March 7 and was booked into the Mohave County jail on 3 counts of sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of...

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RUFF CASE CLOSED

A plea agreement resolves misdemeanor charges filed against a woman who formerly operated the RUFF animal shelter in Golden Valley. Hillarie Allison, 60, has relocated to Roseville, California and her case was completed by attorneys in Justice Court on Tuesday, March 7. Allison is convicted of three counts of cruelty to animals. Court records and prosecutor James Schoppmann indicated the charges involved Allison’s neglect of three of her pet dogs. An effort involving many individuals, organizations and authorities resulted in placement of some 200 dogs and cats that were in limbo when Mohave County essentially ordered closure of the...

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26 VEHICLE PILEUP ON U.S. 93 OUTSIDE KINGMAN

   26 vehicles collided accordion style on the main highway leading from Las Vegas into Arizona Monday. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) said the calls for service for multiple traffic accidents on U.S. 93 about two miles north of the Kingman city limits began rolling in at 7:55 a.m. Agency spokesman Quentin Mehr said the first accident involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle. He said preliminary investigation reveals that southbound drivers blinded by sunlight through their windshields came upon the initial accident, resulting in a chain reaction of eight more accidents along the highway. Mehr said five...

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TEEN ALLEGES ABUSE BY MALE ADULT RELATIVE

A Golden Valley man is charged with multiple sex offenses involving a teenage relative. An investigation began after the 17-year-old girl revealed allegations to a Kingman High School resource officer on Monday, January 23. Mohave County Sheriff’s detectives subsequently arrested Shawn Cameron, 41. “Investigations revealed a 17-year-old female victim has been sexually assaulted by Cameron, a family member, at their residence in the 3400 block of N Kayenta Road,” said spokeswoman Trish Carter. “Further investigations determined the abuse was on-going.” The victim was removed from the home by Department of Child Safety officials. Cameron was booked into jail for...

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