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8/17/2013 6:00:00 AM
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Bar patron beaten with beer bottle gets 23 staples to close head wound

PRESCOTT - A 23-year-old Prescott Valley man was hospitalized Thursday night after being assaulted in a bathroom inside a downtown Prescott bar.

According to Prescott police, the incident occurred shortly before midnight, and involved three men. The victim, police indicated, argued with two unknown males inside the bar earlier in the evening. Both later followed him into a bar, where they struck the victim several times in the head with a beer bottle.

The victim, who police said received several lacerations to the head, including a severe laceration, was transported to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center. He remains hospitalized after receiving 23 staples to close the head wound.

Police are currently investigating the incident, but said no arrests have been made yet, said Prescott Police Department Lt. Ken Morley.

"We recovered some video evidence, so we're looking at that. We're still working on identifying the suspects," Morley said. "The victim doesn't really remember what started the confrontation."


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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: Iron Man

Whoa there Ralph! Remember the last time the police had a presence on Whiskey Row. I think it was right around Christmas time. It didn't turn out very well for the patrons or the public. Careful for what you wish for!

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: Bar Name Doesn't Matter

Let's not concern ourselves at which particular bar this incident took place. We can assume it could have taken place in any one of them, and should patronize accordingly. They are all dumps on a dumpier street.

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: Lynn Schwartz

Hummm..maybe it should be nicked named 'Cover up'

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: So what....

it was a bar fight. This has gone on forever and a day. Apparently some of you don't get out much. I frequent Whiskey Row and don't see a lot of issues. No, I don't patronize the bars, but I am in the area and love it. Lighten up and enjoy. Paranoia makes you age.




Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: BY GEORGE I'VE GOT IT!

Well, yes.

Let's increase the police presence on Whiskey Row. Then, when they aren't busting-up conversations conducted with beer bottles and other assorted weapons, they can improve their marksmanship by gunning down the good folks who cross the street against the don't walk signal...

Good idea!


Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: Al Dail

Fundamentals of journalism: who, what, where, when and why. Missing: WHERE. It's a throwaway story without it.

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: Ralph Kyner

I like the idea of having the police patrol Whiskey Row. Not just having them show up when they get called and not just at closing times. Maybe the bars should all pitch in to pay and have 8-10 police walking the Row from about 8 pm to closing time Thurs -Sat nights.

Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Article comment by: no fun after dark

Accosted by a drunk on the sidewalk on Whiskey Row 4 years ago on St. Patrick's Day have never been back. Way too many seriously screwed up folks on the streets of downtown Prescott after dark.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: the wino

I just returned from S.D. for a week. did the bar scene in O.B. and never saw a C.O.P.?
you ask WHY? I did!
The SAN DIEGO police have excellent rep-or with the bar-owners and staff.
The bar "COOLERS" "BOUNCERS" can read the people coming into there establishments to a TEE!
WHISKEY ROW needs better trained "COOLERS".


Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Arp schnitger

Since the bar is not named, I will play it safe and stay off of Whiskey Row.

The sidewalks should be patrolled by police and the insides of the bars should have cameras and security guards.

Prescott is the only town I know where the main business district is the most dangerous area.


Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Jack Jones

Absolutely irresponsible, as well as absurd, to NOT provide the name of the establishment, first ~ if not, then please give the newspaper's policy/rationale for NOT doing so. No place for "cronyism" here or anywhere,

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Julie O'Kon

Name the bar. The public needs to know where this went down. The entire demographic of Prescott has changed since I was born and grew up here.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Protection of Bar Owners

Telling all my company and friends..Stay off Whiskey Row. See other Prescott sites.

Prescott now has 1000's of druggie/alcoholics roaming everywhere and Whiskey Row is a great place for relapse. Stay away from that area. But it's Prescott's claim to fame, right? Big signs..Whiskey Row and wanting to rename the street!

Had friends up this week...they asked about the "Rehap Capital of the U.S." Great...why would out of towners know about that? Quite embarrassing.

Seen a lot of unsavory backpacking rehabbers wandering the streets...Have you?

The name of the bar where this happened should be public record...publish it along with the story and names/photos of the folks involved. That's only good reporting, Courier.

Let's not try to hide what happens in the bars on Whiskey Row. It is advertised heavily. Now advertise heavily and warn folks this is what they can expect. Do not protect the bar owners!


Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: johnny prescott

Perhaps this bar advertises with the Courier??? hmmm..

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: JohnParry Jones

Author, incomplete article. Which bar?

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Cory Saz

Id bet youth and alcohol is what started the confrontation

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: just another bar fight gone to far

Maybe bars need to start having more security

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Tongue-in-Cheek .

Oh, down at the NO NAME BAR, I think I'll drop in for a drink.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Don't You Think

...the name of the bar is important

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: C Heywood

Why does the Courier never identify the location where fights or injuries occur? Not even an address other than "downtown?" I assume the business owners have complained, but the location of an assault is the location of an assault, regardless of whose business it may have occurred in...tell us where this happened!

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Nice place. Historic Whiskey Row.

When these things happen, and they happen frequently, please tell us which bar they occurred. If not, why? Fists, knives, guns. puke, panhandlers, cigarette butts all over the sidewalk... This city touts this block of smelly, messy bars like it was something to be proud of and protected. The only ones who benefit from its existence are the rehab houses and the city coffers.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Drunk people problems!

And you people have a problem with legal pot smoking...This kind of news wouldn't be coming out of a cannibus lounge.. Drunks suck!

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Ex Patriot

Maybe when they're done "investigating" THIS bar fight, they can wrap up the Iron Brotherhood "investigation" as well.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Dick Marley

O K, wheres the outrage on this one.

Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Article comment by: Alan Whitney

Ugh! What writing!

"...argued with two unknown males inside the bar... Both later followed him into a bar, where they struck the victim..."

Did the writer intend to say that the suspects followed the victim into the BATHROOM, or did they follow him from ANOTHER bar?

Alas, we may never know...

(At the U of A Journalism Department, the mantra was "No sloppy copy.")

All that aside, naming the bar in question might have been useful...



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