Originally Published: April 28, 2009 9:16 a.m.
Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported family fight in the 19000 block of E. Abbott Street in Black Canyon City on April 22.
A YCSO news release said deputies talked with the 22-year old victim who said her child's father, 38-year-old Marcus Ferguson, had assaulted her. While she was speaking with Ferguson earlier, he became aggressive and picked up a sliding door section and threw it at her. The door struck her in the back of the head, the release stated.
As she tried to call 9-1-1, Ferguson grabbed the phone from the victim and threw it on the ground. Ferguson then held the victim down on the floor and burned her knee with a lit cigarette before leaving the location.
The victim's 8-month-old baby was in the house during this incident, the release said. The victim received medical attention at the scene.
Several hours later, deputies found Ferguson at a home on Mud Springs Road and arrested him, the relese said.
Deputies booked him into the Camp Verde Jail for multiple charges including Disorderly Conduct per Domestic Violence, Aggravated Assault per Domestic Violence and Endangerment.