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Man arrested after allegedly choking girlfriend

David Hunt

David Hunt

PRESCOTT VALLEY – A man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 11, and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend told police that he had choked her, Prescott Valley Police Sgt. Jason Kaufman said.

About 8:40 p.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a physical domestic disturbance in the 7400 block of East Shepard Hill Lane.

Officers were told by witnesses that a man had jumped over a backyard fence and began arguing with a woman there, Kaufman said, and the argument turned physical, with the man pushing the woman against a wall.

The witnesses said the man, David Hunt, 25, was angry because another man was at her house, Kaufman said. Hunt left before police arrived.

When the police began to investigate, they learned that there had been another, similar, incident earlier that morning, Kaufman said.

The victim told officers that Hunt had come over around 8 a.m. and started a fight.

“During the confrontation the victim reported that David Hunt ... had choked her. The victim stated specifically that she was lifted off of the ground by her neck by ... Hunt as he proceeded to choke her,” Kaufman said.

Hunt was charged with felony aggravated assault per domestic violence and booked into the Camp Verde jail.

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