Taser victim identified

Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office has learned the identity of the motorcycle rider involved in the incident of Friday August 29, 2014 in the Littlefield area of Mohave County, Arizona. The individual has been identified as 44 year old Michael (Mike) John O’Connell. O’Connell has a residence in the community of Littlefield, Arizona as well as Phoenix, Arizona. O’Connell’s family has been notified of his death.

During the investigation it was learned that O’Connell has a felony warrant issued on May 27, 2014 by the City of San Jose (California) Police Department.  The warrant alleges four felony counts of Lewd or Lascivious Acts on a Child under fourteen years of age and three felony counts of Lewd or Lascivious Acts on a Child fourteen or fifteen years of age.

At this time the cause of death is unknown and autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, September 02, 2014. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is the agency responsible for the investigation and is continuing their investigation.

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