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Wed, Oct. 23

Man charged with assault on YRMC nurse

Mark Byrd

Mark Byrd

Prescott police arrested Mark Byrd, 37, of Chino Valley, on Friday after he allegedly attacked a nurse while being treated for injuries at the Yavapai Regional Medical Center on Willow Creek Road.

According to police, Lifeline Ambulance transported Byrd to the medical center earlier in the afternoon for a possible head injury. He became aggressive while being transported to an examination room, according to medical staff. YRMC employees allege that Byrd yelled profanities at two staff members and kicked one after he'd been placed in a gurney with his arms restrained. YRMC security responded to the scene of the disturbance and restrained the suspect until police arrived.

Byrd was booked into the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde on charges of aggravated assault against a health care professional.

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