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Deputies arrest Prescott man at Chino residence on knife assault charges

Sheriff's deputies arrested a Prescott man at a Chino Valley residence Wednesday night on charges he assaulted another man with a knife.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight Develyn said deputies responded to a residence on Center Street in response to a report of a knife assault in progress. When deputies arrived, they saw Jeffery Justice, 45, walking away from the residence, bleeding from lacerations to his face and neck. He went to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Deputies then entered the house and found George Edward Moyer, 47, of Prescott, with an injured hand. They found a kitchen knife in a pool of blood near the home's entrance. Develyn said Moyer admitted to arguing with Justice over military service differences and claimed Justice stabbed him with the knife. He said a witness to the incident saw Moyer leave the kitchen with the knife but never saw Justice with a knife.

Based on the evidence and witness statement, Develyn said, deputies arrested Moyer on charges of aggravated assault and booked him into Yavapai County jail.

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