FORT MOHAVE — Two Bullhead City residents were arrested Sunday after a shoplifting call turned out to be much more than that.
Davis Michael Kronenfeld, 28, was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct with a weapon and endangerment, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor shoplifting. He also was booked on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear.
Holly Nichole Dillon, 30, was booked on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia, a felony, and on misdemeanor shoplifting. She also was book on an active arrest warrant for failure to appear.
Both were taken to the Mohave County Jail in Kingman. Kronenfeld was being held on $42,500 bond while Dillon was held on $10,000 bond.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called around 1 p.m. Sunday to a business in the 5200 block of Highway 95 for a shoplifting in progress. Loss prevention staff at the business told deputies that a woman — later identified as Dillon — was placing upaid merchandise in a tote bag.
Dillon reportedly met up with two men, one identified as Kronenfeld, The men left the store, got into a white vehicle and drove around the parking lot before parking near one of the store exits.
Dillon reportedly continued through the store, past all purchase points, and left a cart near and exit door before running toward the vehicle and getting in.
Deputies approached the vehicle and reportedly observed Kronenfeld, in the passenger seat, reaching under the seat. Deputies responded by drawing their weapons and gave verbal commands for the occupants of the vehicle to exit.
Instead, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and a pursuit ensued, with speeds approaching 90 mph. Deputies terminated the pursuit over safety concerns but watched as the vehicle turned onto dirt roads.
Near the intersection of Camp Mohave and Mountain View roads, the vehicle became stuck. Dillon and Kronenfeld reportedly fled on foot into the desert area but were caught by deputies a short time later and taken into custody.
Another man was found with the vehicle.
The sheriff’s office did release the man’s identity.
During interviews with deputies, he reportedly said that he was not aware of the shoplifting; he told deputies he was the driver and took off from the store because Kronenfeld pointed a handgun at him and told him to drive.
The man said Kronenfeld gave orders on where to turn until the vehicle got stuck. The man reportedly cooperated with deputies at the scene and was released.
Deputies found a handgun along the path of the vehicle pursuit. A search of the vehicle reportedly revealed drug paraphernalia in Dillon’s purse.