Originally Published: September 11, 2008 11:26 p.m.
BAGDAD - Yavapai County sheriff's deputies booked an 18-year-old Bagdad resident into the Prescott Detention Center Wednesday on suspicion of felony aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked a 15-year-old boy outside a local café for dating his ex-girlfriend.
In addition to the felony, officers charged the suspect, David Tindle, with two misdemeanor counts involving threats of physical harm and disorderly conduct/fighting.
The victim told deputies that Tindle tapped him on the shoulder at the Bagdad Café Wednesday afternoon before grabbing him around the throat and making threats of bodily harm.
As Tindle released his grip, the victim added, the suspect hit his head with an open hand and threatened more physical harm if he ever found the victim alone. Tindle then left the area.
Several witnesses to the incident, including the victim's 15-year-old girlfriend, were present and gave statements to deputies that supported the victim's story.
A short time later, officers found Tindle behind a Baptist church playing basketball and arrested him in connection with the assault.