Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Sun, April 18

Man faces charges of domestic violence per aggravated assault

On Thursday, April 22, at about 1:17 a.m., officers of the Winslow Police Department responded to a call from the Desert Skies Mobile Home Park, 2045 W. Third Street, concerning a report of someone threatening to kill another person in the same household.

Upon the officersÕ arrival, James Barton, 53, identified himself as the intended victim of the threats. Winslow Police officers also made contact with BartonÕs wife, Shirley, who was still in the home and also had allegedly received threat from her 22-year-old son, Adelbert Curtis Yazzie, according to a press release.

Officers conducted a search of the residence but did not find Yazzie. A short time later, officers found Yazzie hiding in a shed at the back of the residence.

Officers arrested Yazzie without incident. They took him to the Winslow Memorial Hospital for a medical clearance and for treatment of a small self-inflicted wound to his leg, said Lt. Jim Sepi of the Winslow Police Depart-ment.

Officers booked Yazzie into the Navajo County Jail on two counts of domestic violence per attempted homicide. They later amended the charges to be two counts of domestic violence per aggravated assault.

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