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One of two in park assault cleared; other suspect confesses, police say

PRESCOTT - One of the two men accused of an assault in Granite Creek Park has been cleared, a police spokesman said.

A 42-year-old man was assaulted in the park on Sunday, Jan. 26, Lt. Ken Morley said. The suspects were two men who, the victim told police, attacked him as he walked past them at about 1:30 a.m.

Two days later, an officer was called to a grocery store near the park for a report of two men threatening people in the store. The officer noted that they matched the descriptions of the two assailants.

Only one, however, was charged in connection with the assault. Andrew Ross, 22, "admitted to assaulting the victim himself," Morley said, and he was arrested.

The other man, Eric Grudzien, 31, was cited for misdemeanor charges of threats and disorderly conduct as a result of his actions that day in the store. He has not been charged in the assault.

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