05 January 2016 Lt. Amy Bonney
Domestic violence call leads to felony charges
On December 31, 2015 at approximately 11:00 P.M., Prescott Police Officers responded to a mobile home park in the 1600 block of Heritage Park road after receiving a call that a woman could be heard screaming for help. The responding Officers made contact with a witness who pointed out a residence where he believed the male suspect had gone into. Officers immediately located the male suspect, who was later identified as 34 year old Patrick Britt of Prescott, standing in the doorway of the residence. Upon seeing the Officers, Britt immediately began threatening them with physical harm and refused to leave the residence. Britt could be seen pacing around inside the residence, yelling and punching things inside. Britt armed himself with what appeared to be a knife and cut up the screen door before finally surrendering to Officers who had been speaking with him from a distance.
Officers spoke to a female victim who sustained several non life threatening injuries as a result of what she described as an unprovoked assault by Britt while they were having dinner.
Britt was booked into the Yavapai County Jail for charges of domestic violence including aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct as well as resisting arrest. Britt also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.
Victims seeking assistance with issues regarding domestic violence are encouraged to reach out to either local resources such as the Yavapai Family Advocacy Center at (928)775-0669 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.