Arizona police officer arrested in Nevada sex case

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) -- A Bullhead City, Arizona, police sergeant suspended earlier this month in one case was arrested on a felony attempted sexual assault charge after he was accused of attacking a woman in a vehicle outside a bar in the Colorado River resort town of Laughlin, authorities said Friday.

Jesse Samuel Hoag, 37, was arrested after surrendering to Las Vegas police investigating a woman's complaint that she was attacked around 7 a.m. Wednesday by a man she met at the bar on Casino Drive.

Hoag posted unspecified bond and was released from custody Thursday pending an initial court appearance. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

Bullhead City police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said Friday that Hoag was placed on paid leave Oct. 3 pending the completion of an investigation by police in Kingman, Arizona, of an Oct. 2 incident there.

Fromelt didn't detail the nature of that investigation and a call to Kingman police wasn't immediately returned Friday afternoon.

Hoag became a Bullhead City police officer in August 2003, and was promoted to sergeant last March, Fromelt said. The department currently has 71 sworn officers.

Bullhead City police were asking the Arizona Department of Public Safety to conduct an internal investigation of the incidents, according to Fromelt.

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