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Man faces charges for assault with stun gun

Nicholas McCracken, 20

Nicholas McCracken, 20

Police arrested a 20-year-old Phoenix man on suspicion of assault Sunday morning after he allegedly stunned a man in the head with a stun gun.

The incident apparently occurred after the suspect, Nicholas McCracken, got into a fight with a 30-year-old Prescott Valley man in the parking lot of the Denny's restaurant at Windsong Drive and Highway 69, Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney said. The fight followed an argument with the victim inside the restaurant. Police went to the scene after responding to a call at 3:50 a.m. about a fight in progress.

Officers detained the occupants of one of the vehicles believed to have been involved in the fight, Bonney said. Police later learned that McCracken had an outstanding warrant.

The victim went to Yavapai Regional Medical Center East with an eye injury. The extent of the injury was unknown.

Police booked McCracken in the county jail on suspicion of one count of aggravated assault and for the warrant.

Bonney said carrying a stun gun "in and of itself" is not illegal because it may be for self-defense.

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