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Prescott man allegedly beaten, robbed by two men at his home
Suspects found the next day, arrested

Prescott residents Jesse Council (left), 34, and Thomas Hammond, 24, were arrested Sunday, Jan. 13, for allegedly beating and robbing another Prescott man in his home Saturday, Jan. 12.
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Prescott residents Jesse Council (left), 34, and Thomas Hammond, 24, were arrested Sunday, Jan. 13, for allegedly beating and robbing another Prescott man in his home Saturday, Jan. 12.

Two Prescott men allegedly beat and robbed a third inside a Prescott home before making off with the victim’s truck.

An investigation by the Prescott Police Department (PPD) lead to Prescott residents Thomas Hammond, 24, and Jesse Council, 34.

The two men had reportedly met the victim of the crime in downtown Prescott Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12. The three men had struck up a conversation and the victim invited Hammond and Council to his Prescott home in the1500 block of Swenson St, according to a PPD news release.

Sometime during the evening a dispute reportedly ensued and the two suspects beat the victim with a blunt object, the victim told police. A knife was also reportedly used in the attack. The two suspects then took the victim’s phone and credit card before fleeing the area in his truck.

The victim regained consciousness the next morning and called the police at about 9:45 a.m. Patrol officers started the investigation and then called investigators for further assistance. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for his injuries.

The vehicle was later recovered in the 100 block of East Gurley St., along with some of the other missing property, PPD reported. Officers spotted two suspicious men near the vehicle and identified them as Hammond and Council. The two men were taken to the police department, interviewed by investigators, and eventually arrested. Both were booked into the Yavapai County jail for numerous felony charges, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft of a motor vehicle and identity theft.

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