Havasu Man Pulls Shotgun And Threatens Two Subjects During Argument

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Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Roy Edward Carter, 65, of Lake Havasu City, early Tuesday (1/12) evening on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felonies. Approximately 7:00 p.m., deputies responded to a weapons offense call at a residence in the 2100 block of E Tourmaline Street. Dispatch advised that the reporting party said that Roy Carter threatened him with a shotgun. Upon arrival, deputies contacted the reporting party, a 58-year-old male victim and his girlfriend, a 31-year-old female victim. The male victim said that Carter lives on the property in a separate trailer. The male victim advised that Carter was outside of his residence yelling and he knew Carter had been drinking. The male victim further advised that he went outside as Carter was causing a disturbance. The male victim reported that they started arguing and that’s when Carter pulled out a knife and held it in a threatening manner. The male victim further reported that he pushed Carter off his porch when Carter said he would kill him and his girlfriend. The male victim said that Carter said he was going to get his shotgun and come back and kill everyone. Deputies contacted the female victim and a witness and they both confirmed the male victims’ statements. Deputies contacted Carter at his residence on the property. Deputies observed that Carter appeared to be intoxicated. During conversations with Carter, he said that he got fed up tonight, but he did not threaten anyone. Deputies questioned Carter about a knife and Carter provided the deputy with a kitchen knife which he said was up his sleeve for protection. Carter was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.


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