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2 arrested, another charged after assault leads to 2-hour manhunt

Prescott police ar-rested a man and a woman and charged a neighbor with hindering prosecution in connection with a two-hour search Wednesday at a mobile home park on White Spar Road.

Names and booking photos are not included in this story per Courier policy not to identify people charged with misdemeanors.

At 10:20 a.m., officers answered a 911 call about a woman yelling for help at Thunderbird Park Mobile Homes and Cottages at 714 White Spar Road.

The caller said it sounded like a domestic dispute, Prescott Police Lt. Ken Morley said.

A 55-year-old woman met officers at her trailer, told them she and her 52-year-old live-in boyfriend had an argument, and he hit her, causing minor injuries to her face and arms, Morley said.

The woman told officers that her boyfriend threw her on the ground, would not let her leave the trailer, took her cellphone, and refused to let her call 911, so she yelled for help, Morley said.

The woman told officers that the man left the trailer on foot, took her phone, and possibly had access to a firearm, Morley said.

Officers searched the park for the man and used a PA system to call out to him, Morley said.

When officers spoke to a 62-year-old neighbor, he said he did not know where the man was, but officers did not believe he was telling the truth, Morley said.

After looking for the man for two hours, the neighbor let officers check his trailer and they found the man hiding under a pile of clothes in the back bedroom of the neighbor's trailer, Morley said.

"Officers did not find a firearm," Morley said.

An officer booked the 52-year-old man into the Yavapai County Jail on misdemeanor charges of assault per domestic violence, preventing the use of a telephone during an emergency, hindering prosecution, and a misdemeanor warrant.

The woman was booked into the county jail on a misdemeanor warrant, and the neighbor was charged with hindering prosecution, but not booked at the time, Morley said.

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