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Prescott man arrested for alleged assault on police officer

Brian Douglas Booth

Brian Douglas Booth

PRESCOTT — A man who police said had drug paraphernalia in his vehicle when they contacted him on Jan. 31, drove away from officers, dragging one as he left, according to Prescott Police spokesman Dave Fuller.

Brian Booth, 34, of Prescott, was sitting in the vehicle behind a church in the 600 block of Park Avenue at about 5 p.m. when officers arrived after a report of suspicious activity.

“Officers saw drug paraphernalia in plain view inside the vehicle,” Fuller said, and tried to take him into custody, but Booth instead drove off, pulling an officer along.

The officer was able to free himself and was not seriously injured.

Police found Booth later that evening in an apartment in the 100 block of N. Cortez St., where he was hiding and refused to come out.

Tactical officers went in and apprehended him.

Booth was booked into the Camp Verde jail on charges of aggravated assault, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

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