KINGMAN — A Bullhead City man convicted of threatening school officials at a local elementary school was sentenced to prison Tuesday.
David Bryan Bullock, 58, was convicted in April of one count of aggravated assault, assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon and interference of a school. He was found not guilty of a second charge of aggravated assault.
Bullock’s attorney, Jon Gillenwater, said his client would admit to two prior convictions, which would be an aggravating factor, but not an enhancement. An enhancement would increase the sentencing range.
Gillenwater spoke of Bullock’s mental condition at the time of the incident. He also said there were minimal injuries. Bullock added that he’s a disabled veteran.
Deputy Mohave County Attorney Jacob Cote said the prior convictions also involved throwing a rock. He asked for a prison sentence for all the charges and that two of the counts should run consecutively.
Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss said the biggest issue is that there’s a long history of mental history and that Bullock’s illness has gone untreated. An aggravating factor was that the crimes occurred in a school zone.
Weiss sentenced Bullock to 3 1/2 years in prison for the three felonies plus three years on probation for the misdemeanor assault charge.
On Aug. 30, a 67-year-old school bus driver found a cell phone on an electrical box near an elementary school. He looked through the phone to see who it belonged to.
Bullock starting yelling at the bus driver, accusing him of stealing his phone and began to throw rocks at him. The bus driver fled into Coyote Canyon Elementary School where Bullock banged on a door and threatened to kill the victim.
Bullock tried to go through the doors that led into the school’s secure area when he was confronted by the assistant principal and a warehouse supervisor. Bullock took a swing at the warehouse supervisor and pulled the assistant principal’s hair.
The warehouse supervisor eventually detained Bullock until the arrival of police, who arrested Bullock. The school was locked down as a precaution.