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4:16 AM Tue, Nov. 20th

PV woman detained in domestic violence case

Lisa Macwithey

Lisa Macwithey

Prescott Valley police this past Saturday arrested a PV woman on suspicion of assault per domestic violence and endangerment per domestic violence.

Officers booked the suspect, Lisa Macwithey, 24, into the Camp Verde jail.

Saturday at about 12:09 p.m., the victim told police that Macwithey, his wife, assaulted him. Officers later learned that the incident happened at 11 a.m. in the 7800 block of Burro Lane in Prescott Valley.

The victim said the incident started at the family's home after he removed his 1-year-old daughter from a couch to prevent her from jumping off it.

When the child began to cry, police say Macwithey yelled at her husband.

Officers say Macwithey allegedly told the victim to leave the residence and, a short time later, punched him in the head.

The incident apparently happened in front of a 3-year-old boy in the residence, who also became upset and cried. Police said Macwithey demanded that the victim give her the child so she could leave, but he refused.

Macwithey then lunged at her husband, began to choke him and demanded the release of the child, officers added.

A third party, the suspect's brother, reportedly grabbed Macwithey to stop her from leaving and she allegedly bit him on the wrist. When the two men backed off, Macwithey took the kids and left.

Police later called Macwithey at her residence and she denied committing any crime. Officers say she claimed to be the victim and that her husband was abusive to her.

Officers say men, women and even children perpetrate domestic violence. Victims of domestic violence or those who suspect a friend is a victim of domestic violence should call the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center at 775-0669, log on to www.yfac.org, or call a local police department.