Man allegedly barricades self inside shed with blow torch

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Duaine James Hanson By Christina O'Haver Duaine James Hanson By Christina O'Haver
Duaine James Hanson By Christina O'Haver Duaine James Hanson By Christina O'Haver

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A Kingman man was arrested Thursday night after allegedly barricading himself inside a storage shed with a blow torch.

Duaine James Hanson, 44, was arrested on felony charges of aggravated assault on an officer, endangerment, arson of an occupied structure and resisting arrest.

Mohave County Sheriff's deputies responded to a home near Northern Avenue and Castle Rock Road around 9:20 p.m. in regards to Hanson having two outstanding warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor warrant for nonpayment of child support.

Hanson reportedly ignored commands and walked away from deputies to the back of the property.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies found Hanson barricaded inside a storage shed and saw smoke coming from underneath the door when they tried to enter.

They gained entry into the shed and saw Hanson holding a blow torch, which he allegedly refused to drop.

Deputies deployed a Taser on Hanson twice but it appeared to have no effect.

The sheriff's office said Hanson attempted to put out the flames with a fire extinguisher and sprayed it at deputies, irritating their eyes and making it difficult for them to breathe.

He allegedly tried to barricade himself inside the shed again but surrendered after deputies deployed pepperball rounds and gave additional commands.

He was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center for treatment and later booked into the Mohave County Jail.