- Associated Press - Monday, September 1, 2014

LITTLEFIELD, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a motorcyclist who died after being arrested following a traffic stop in the Arizona Strip region was facing a felony warrant out of California.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Trish Carter says deputies in the Littlefield area spotted 44-year-old Michael John O’Connell traveling on a motorcycle Friday night. The motorcycle didn’t have a license plate.

Deputies tried to stop O’Connell. He abandoned the bike and ran into the desert.

Carter says deputies found him in some brush and used a Taser twice after he allegedly became combative. He stopped breathing while being led in handcuffs to a patrol car.

The cause of his death is unknown. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday.



Carter says the warrant naming O’Connell alleged several counts of lewd or lascivious acts involving a child.

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