Seligman family assaulted by wanted suspect

Nov 7, 2012, 5:28 PM | Updated: 5:28 pm

Police are searching for man who assaulted a family in Seligman, Ariz. before stealing their truck and three dogs.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, 39-year-old Eric Stephen Tuttle was staying with a family, but the family then decided to ask him to leave.

Tuttle allegedly assaulted the family’s adult daughter inside a locked vehicle. The parents who are in their 70s tried to help her, but Tuttle refused to open the door.

Tuttle then exited the vehicle and assaulted the father and daughter with a shovel. He then restrained the three family members before stealing their truck and three dogs.

Tuttle is described as a white male, being 5 foot 8 inches tall with brown hair and eyes, weighing 155 pounds.

Police said Tuttle has violence tendencies and may be armed. There was a possible sighting of Tuttle in Missouri.

He is also wanted in Pennsylvania by the parole department.

The stolen vehicle is described as a white Dodge Ram pickup with the license 432VXX and has a black front bumper.

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Seligman family assaulted by wanted suspect