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Kingman man arrested after girl thrown into wall

Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 18:38:38-04

A Kingman man was arrested Monday afternoon after a 12-year-old girl was thrown into a wall during an argument.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 31-year-old Jonathan Harley-Bartella Irving for child abuse per domestic violence. Deputies had responded to a residence regarding another case involving Iriving when they learned that Irving recently left the residence after he assaulted his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter. 

Irving’s girlfriend told police that she and Irving had gotten into an argument and he was going to take her car to leave the residence. Irving’s girlfriend further said that her 12-year-old daughter was standing in the front doorway while she tried to get the keys away from Irving. 

Irving’s girlfriend reported to police that Irving was walking toward the front door and he told her daughter to move out of the way. Irving’s girlfriend told police that Irving picked her daughter up by the neck and threw her into a wall when her daughter failed to move out of way in time.

The 12-year-old told deputies that Irving grabbed her by her neck, picked her off the floor and threw her into a wall. The victim further said that she hit her head on the wall and fell to the floor when her mother helped her up. 

Deputies observed red marks and an abrasion on the girl’s neck. The victim complained of head and neck pain, which was treated by medical personnel.

Deputies later contacted Irving at another residence where he admitted to getting into an argument with his girlfriend. 

Irving was taken into custody without incident. He was transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail.