Amanda Lynnette Barr (Photo: MCSO)
Crime

Kingman Woman Arrested for Assault on Officer

Amanda Lynnette Barr (Photo: MCSO)

KINGMAN — A Kingman woman allegedly tried to slash at deputies with a broken piece of broken glass.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Amanda Lynnette Barr, 33, of Kingman, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault on an officer, both felonies. She was also arrested on misdemeanor criminal damage.

Deputies responded about 11:20 a.m. June 2 to a disturbance call in the 3100 block of Northfield Avenue. The reporting party said a woman, later identified as Barr, was allegedly threatening to kill multiple neighbors with a knife.

Deputies noticed Barr, known to them from prior incidents, sitting on the porch of a nearby residence. She allegedly shouted obscenities at deputies. MCSO said Barr appeared to have a broken glass jar in one hand and a knife sticking out of her waistband.

According to MCSO, deputies told Barr she needed to drop the glass, and Barr tried to run away. A short foot pursuit ensued, and deputies were able to apprehend her. Once on the ground, deputies struggled to gain control of her. She allegedly tried several times to slash at the deputy in the face with the broken glass jar.

A second deputy arrived on the scene and together, they were able to place Barr in restraints. Barr reportedly continued to kick at deputies while being walked to a patrol vehicle and while being seen by medical personnel.

Deputies spoke with neighbors in the area. According to MCSO, they said Barr had been in her yard screaming and yelling. The neighbors attempted to tell her to quiet down. Barr reportedly ran at them with a knife and threatened to kill them. One neighbor said he found Barr in his yard and a broken window when he arrived home.

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