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Man arrested after allegedly choking, punching fiancée

Daniel J. Gentleman, 28

Daniel J. Gentleman, 28

PRESCOTT - A man who police said choked and punched his fiancée in the face on May 11 was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, according to a police report.

Police said Daniel J. Gentleman, 28, "appeared to be very intoxicated" when they responded to a call to a hotel room on White Spar Road at about 5:20 p.m.

The victim told officers she'd caught Gentleman in their room with another woman, the report said. An officer who looked at her face wrote that he saw "obvious signs of swelling and redness" and some small, fresh cuts on the left of her face.

She told police that she found Gentleman on the bed with the other woman. When she yelled at him, he threw her on the bed and punched her "a few" times, police reported. She also told an officer that Gentleman had choked her.

An officer located the other woman, who told them that Gentleman had "beat the s---" out of the victim, and "punched her in the face 'like 14 times,'" the report said.

Gentleman said nothing had happened, the officer wrote, but eventually admitted they had been arguing.

When the officer told him he was under arrest for assault, according to the report, he became "extremely belligerent." He was booked into the Camp Verde jail where he remains on $10,000 bond and charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct per domestic violence.

The victim told police she did not want to go to the hospital.

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