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6:27 PM Sun, Sept. 23rd

Party bust nets underage drinkers - and man with 4 outstanding felony warrants

Eddie James Baskerville Jr., 21, of Paulden was arrested Aug. 18 on four outstanding felony warrants for drug-related charges after Prescott police officers found him attending a party in the 1800 block of Timber Cove Lane, where underage people were drinking alcohol.

Officers cited 10 underage people for minor consumption of alcohol, and the man who said he was the homeowner was cited for 10 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Prescott Police Lt. Ken Morley said Wednesday.

"It is a crime to supply alcohol to people who are under the age of 21," Morley said. "Anyone who supplies alcohol to an underage person could be charged individually for each person who consumed or possessed the alcohol. They also may face civil liabilities if something happens as a result of providing the underage person with alcohol."  

Staff at the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office saw the party advertised on Facebook and dispatched officers to investigate at 10:59 p.m. Officers parked nearby and saw several cars turn onto Timber Cove Lane, and noticed that the occupants of the cars looked underage.

As an officer walked down the street, he saw a 19-year-old man stumbling and drinking a blue liquid.

After additional officers arrived, they approached the home, saw several people run out the east-side doors. A few minutes later, an officer returned with some of the minors who fled.

As officers processed those who had consumed alcohol, they found that Baskerville had outstanding felony warrants with YCSO, according to the police report.