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Man Tased, arrested after allegedly intimidating child, threatening to burn down home, assaulting police officers

David Eli Hutchinson

David Eli Hutchinson

PRESCOTT - A man was Tased and then arrested Tuesday night after police said he threatened to burn down a home and destroy a child's bicycle, and fought with officers.

David Eli Hutchinson, 32, was charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, threatening and intimidating per domestic violence, disorderly conduct per domestic violence, and resisting arrest, stated a police report.

On Tuesday at about 10 p.m., Prescott Police officers responded to an address on Oregon Street to investigate a domestic violence call, and the suspect's girlfriend, 31, told them that Hutchinson "threatened to burn down the house," the report said.

Earlier in the day, Hutchinson was looking for his girlfriend and allegedly told the woman's 8-year-old daughter that he would break her bicycle into pieces if she didn't tell him where her mother was located, according to the report. "The 8-year-old told the officers that she was scared because Mr. Hutchinson was always mad," Prescott Police spokesman Lt. Ken Morley said.

The woman told police that Hutchinson had been violent in the past and said he would not move out because, he told her, he had not been "properly evicted," according to Morley.

Police decided to arrest him at that point, but Hutchinson "fought with the officers and refused to obey their commands," Morley said, until one shocked him with a Taser.

One officer received minor scrapes from the scuffle and the other was not injured, Morley said.

Hutchinson was taken first to Yavapai Regional Medical Center for treatment, then booked into the Camp Verde jail, where he's being held on a $7,000.

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