Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Karl William Koch, 34, of Kingman, Wednesday (1/21) evening for aggravated harassment per domestic violence, felony. Tuesday (1/20) morning deputies responded to a residence in the 3800 block of Hearne Street regarding a contempt of court. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 36-year-old female victim. The victim advised that she has an order of protection against Koch, her husband. Deputies confirmed the order of protection to be valid. The victim reported that the past few days Koch has been trying to contact her by the phone. The victim further reported that Koch has left her numerous voice messages and text messages. Deputies reviewed the messages. Deputies attempted to contact Koch without success. On Wednesday (1/21) the victim reported another incident with Koch. The victim said that Koch followed her as she pulled into a driveway of a storage unit. The victim further said that Koch proceeded to yell at her while he was hitting the side of his car. Deputies responded to the storage unit business and reviewed surveillance video. Deputies confirmed the victim’s statements. Deputies also learned that Koch had been texting the victims’ friend in an attempt the friend would pass the messages onto the victim. Wednesday (1/21) evening, at about 8:45 p.m., deputies contacted Koch at a residence in the 4000 block of Lum Avenue where he was taken into custody. Deputies took Koch’s phone as evidence. During conversations with Koch, he said that his wife has his phone and she was making up all kinds of false text messages. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail without incident.
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