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Prescott man turns self in after unprovoked attack at camp site

(Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

PHOENIX — The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office said a man suspected of striking a victim several times with a hardened piece of wood unprompted turned himself in on Friday.

Robert David Pearsall, 41, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon when his strikes caused severe swelling, laceration and blood loss to the head and face of the 45-year-old victim.

The victim was in and out of consciousness as he was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center.

The sheriff’s office said the attack was unprovoked and without warning.

Pearsall, a Prescott resident, fled the Verde River camp site after being confronted by witnesses, the sheriff’s office said.

After turning himself in, Pearsall was released from Camp Verde Detention Center on a $20,000 bond, the sheriff’s office said.


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