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Prescott Valley man faces multiple charges in domestic dispute

Thomas Lind

Thomas Lind

A Prescott Valley man faces a felony aggravated assault and multiple other charges after he allegedly assaulted his wife and stepdaughter during an altercation Monday night.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday, a 17-year-old female contacted officers in the lobby of the Prescott Valley Police station. She reported that her stepfather, Thomas Alden Lind, 47, had assaulted her and her mother several hours earlier.

Prescott Valley Police spokesman Brandon Bonney said officers learned that the incident began as a verbal argument in the family's home in the 6100 block of Union Drive. The argument turned physical when Lind assaulted his wife, causing physical injury. The victim further reported that during the argument, she stated she was going to call the police. She told police that Lind threatened to kill her if she did and then strangled her for a short time, to the point she could not breathe or scream when she tried to get her phone. Lind fled the residence after the alleged assaults, Bonney said.

Officers caught up with Lind at the residence when he returned home. Bonney said Lind initially told investigators he did not remember the physical dispute with his wife, but later made some incriminating statements about his involvement in the altercation.

Officers arrested Lind and booked him into the Yavapai County Jail on charges of one felony count of aggravated assault, and one count of assault per domestic violence, three counts of disorderly conduct per domestic violence, one count of threatening per domestic violence, and one count of preventing the use of a telephone in an emergency, all misdemeanors.

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