Crime

Kingman Man Allegedly Attacked Victim with Axe

Ramon Trevino Ortiz Jr. (Photo: MCSO)

KINGMAN — A Kingman man allegedly attacked a person with an axe and stole a vehicle.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Ramon Trevino Ortiz Jr., 45, of Kingman, for aggravated assault, second degree burglary and theft of means of transportation, all felonies., He also was arrested for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and an active arrest warrant.

MCSO deputies responded about 3:30 p.m. May 31 to a residence in the 2900 block of Spinner Bait Drive to a call about a disturbance. The reporting party said a man had attacked him with an axe, threw the axe at their vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

Deputies arrived on the scene and learned the victim was at home when he noticed Ortiz walking through his property. MCSO said when the victim confronted Ortiz, a verbal argument began and Ortiz was muttering about unknown things.

According to MCSO, the argument escalated and Ortiz pulled out an axe from his waistline and began swinging it around and lunged at the victim. MCSO said the victim and a friend secured themselves inside a vehicle, and Ortiz threw the axe at the vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle and shattering a light.

Deputies said Ortiz fled the scene and ran to a nearby residence. While conducting interviews with the victims, a blue truck was seen leaving the area. Deputies went to the residence and spoke with the homeowner, who reported Ortiz had just stolen his truck. He said Ortiz had been inside his residence previously and knew where the vehicle’s keys were kept. Deputies went to Ortiz’s residence and canvassed the area, but found no trace of him.

On June 1, deputies received a call from a neighbor who had spotted the stolen truck in the desert area about 300 yards from Ortiz’s residence. The neighbor said he saw the vehicle had significant damage and parts were on the ground. The neighbor also said he could see Ortiz placing items on the driveway to hinder vehicles from driving in.

According to MCSO, deputies arrived at the residence in the 8600 block of N. Avenida Obregon and saw pieces of wood on the ground with nails sticking out. They also saw Ortiz walking toward the vehicle and gave a direct order for him to get on his knees with his hands in the air. Ortiz complied with the directives and was placed into custody. When asked, Ortiz reportedly admitted to stealing the vehicle.

Ortiz was arrested and booked into Mohave County Adult Detention Facility without incident.