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Snowy footprints lead to suspect in criminal damage case

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Posted at 12:10 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 14:18:30-05

GOLDEN VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - A Golden Valley man has been arrested for criminal damage after authorities tracked his snowy footprints from the crime scene.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says 50-year-old George Thaveesakda Shean remained jailed Tuesday for aggravated assault on an officer, criminal damage and other charges.

Deputies responded Friday to a home of a woman who reported her ex-boyfriend had thrown a chair through a sliding glass door.

Thanks to snow from a storm hitting northern Arizona, deputies observed a fresh set of footprints. They followed them and found Shean inside a shed at another home.

Deputies say he resisted arrest and kicked a deputy in the head.

He was eventually subdued.

The deputy was treated at a hospital for a possible concussion.

Authorities did not know if he had an attorney.