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Man accused of assaulting 2 children in Prescott

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A man is in custody for allegedly assaulting his live-in
girlfriend’s two children in northern Arizona.

Prescott police say 25-year-old Michael Gentilcore has been booked into the
Yavapai County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, criminal damage and
disorderly conduct.

Police responded to a domestic violence call Monday night at a Prescott

A woman told police that Gentilcore was upset at her 7-year-old son and
allegedly hit the boy in the stomach, knocked him to the ground and pulled his

The boy’s 15-year-old sister tried to intervene and Gentilcore allegedly put
her in a head lock and punched her in the face several times.

Gentilcore reportedly punched a hole in a wall of the apartment and fled the
scene before police arrived.

He was arrested Tuesday morning.


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