Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Steven Curtis Nesbitt, 20, of Mohave Valley, early Friday (12/12) morning for endangerment per domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment per domestic violence, felonies. Approximately 2:09 a.m., deputies responded to the 2300 block of Joy Lane where Fort Mohave Fire Department personnel were at the scene with a vehicle and a possible domestic violence incident. Dispatch advised that a male subject with the vehicle had ran into the desert. Upon arrival, deputies observed a male subject, later identified as Nesbitt, get into a vehicle and drive away. Deputies contacted FMFD and they advised that was the man that initially ran into the desert. Deputies got back into their patrol unit and conducted a traffic stop in the 2000 block of Joy Lane and detained Nesbitt, the driver. Deputies contacted Nesbitt’s former girlfriend, a 20-year-old victim. The victim said Nesbitt showed up at a house earlier on Iroquois where he was yelling and causing problems. The victim further said that she left with Nesbitt in his vehicle hoping to calm him down. Nesbitt drove down the street where they talked. The victim advised that she decided to leave and she attempted to open the passenger door but was unable because the door panel was inoperative. The victim further advised that she was yelling for help and he drove away from the area with her. The victim reported that she made numerous requests for Nesbitt to stop the vehicle and let her out. The victim further reported that Nesbitt jumped out of the vehicle near the fire station and she had to jump into the driver’s seat as the vehicle was moving approximately 20 miles per hour. During conversations with Nesbitt, he said that he didn’t feel that he had to stop what he was doing just because his ex-girlfriend wanted out of the car. Further conversations with Nesbitt, he admitted to jumping out of his moving vehicle. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.
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