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1:17 PM Tue, Nov. 13th

Police Report: Bloody hand leads to man's arrest for assault

PRESCOTT - A man, who admitted to being intoxicated, allegedly broke a window in someone else's residence Saturday afternoon and later assaulted a police officer.

According to a police report, a Prescott officer contacted Trent Hamilton, 30, near a Cortez Street residence in Prescott in response to a report of a man with a hand injury.

Hamilton apparently injured his hand when breaking a window. He later claimed that he had been invited to stay in a woman's residence, and tried to go in through the window. The apartment tenant, a male, said he had no idea who Hamilton was.

The officer believed that Hamilton was intoxicated, and Hamilton admitted to having consumed two 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor. He was also carrying a bottle of vodka in a pocket.

The officer arranged to transport Hamilton to Yavapai Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of his injury. Upon arriving at the hospital, Hamilton became verbally abusive toward a member of the hospital staff. The officer attempted to restrain Hamilton, and Hamilton struck him in the face. Hamilton also spat in the officer's face, and threatened to slit the officer's throat, according to the report.

Hamilton faces a felony assault charge for his attack on the police officer.