A Chowchilla man was arrested by Madera Police on Friday, July 31, after evading them in his vehicle after a domestic violence incident.
According to an official media report from the Madera County Department of Corrections, Michael Amos Heffington, 26, was booked at 5 pm Friday on charges of felony inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant and violation of parole, along with misdemeanor resisting arrest and evading an officer while in a vehicle. Heffington, who lives in Chowchilla, reportedly works for the Fresno Dairy.
Heffington, also known as Michael Troy Heffington, made the news in 2007 when he was 18-years-old. He was in a fight with Joseph Hawkins, and stabbed the man, who died of his wounds. Heffington was found in Hanford the next day and arrested by Kings County Sheriff’s deputies. He had been tracked to a residence on Home Avenue, according to the Hanford Sentinel, where he was caught while trying to run away.
The specific outcome of that arrest could not be found, but records show that Heffington was on parole when arrested in May of 2014 when he was charged with possession and transportation of a controlled substance, and driving on a suspended license. Then on June 4 he and a friend, 27-year-old Angel Hernandez, were arrested on South Seventh Street in Chowchilla for possession of a controlled substance. Heffington was also charged again for driving on a suspended license, and committing a felony while out on bail.
In October of 2014 he was again charged for driving on a suspended license when he was pulled over for a burned out license plate lamp. On January 8 of this year he was caught in possession of drug paraphernalia, and charged with interfering with an officer and violating parole. A warrant had been issued for him in February, likely for missing a court date, and he was arrested by Chowchilla Police for evading police, resisting arrest, and the outstanding warrant.
His most recent arrest on domestic violence and resisting and evading police would have resulted in bail of $31,000, but due to his parole violation, he was held without bail in the Madera County Jail pending his court date, and potential return to prison.
CrimeVoice staff contributed to this story