Davis Dam security officer assaulted, soblings arrested www.privateofficer.com
BULLHEAD CITY AZ Sept 8 2011 — Two siblings from Golden Valley were arrested early Sunday morning after one allegedly assaulted a Davis Dam security guard and the other tried to cover for him.
Kevin Barnard, 27, and his sister Ashley Lang, 23, had been camping near Davis Dam with their family over the Labor Day weekend when, shortly after midnight on Sunday, Barnard reportedly decided to take a dip in Lake Mohave by leaping off Davis Dam.
According to Bullhead City Police spokeswoman Emily Montague, it was about 12:30 a.m. when Barnard approached the dam, only to be told by a security guard that the public was not allowed to jump off the structure. In response, Montague said Barnard shoved the security guard out of the way, at which point the guard told Barnard he was going to be held for the police.
At that point, Barnard reportedly fled down a nearby hill and dove into Lake Mohave, while the guard went to call police. Upon their arrival, police contacted Lang, whom they spotted sitting in the bed of a pickup truck nearby.
Montague said Lang was uncooperative when officers asked her if she knew the suspect. She first told police she didn’t know him, then said she had been staying at Davis Camp with her brother. When police later learned Barnard’s identity and again asked Lang whether she knew him, she reportedly said she didn’t, adding “I’m not saying (expletive).”
Yet, when officers asked Lang whether or not Barnard could swim, she told them that he was, in fact, a skilled swimmer.
After about an hour-long search, Barnard was located on the Arizona side of the lake, hiding beneath a tree. He was arrested and later booked on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct, as well as an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines.
As police were detaining Barnard, however, Lang reportedly began yelling at them, screaming expletives and giving them the finger. Montague said an officer told her to stop, or else she, too, would be arrested, but Lang reportedly continued yelling.
Montague said Lang physically struggled with officers as she was arrested, and was later booked on suspicion of false reporting to police and hindering prosecution, both misdemeanors, as well as resisting arrest, a felony. Both Lang and Barnard were transported to the county jail in Kingman.