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Man Arrested In Connection With An Aggravated Assault In The Village Of Oak Creek

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A man has been arrested in connection with an aggravated assault in the Village of Oak Creek Saturday. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Bell Rock Inn and Resort, in the 62-hundred block of State Route 179 at around 2:07 a.m. Upon arrival deputies found a woman on the ground outside the hotel with the suspect, 34-year-old Andre Scroggins of Gilbert, laying on top of her, both covered in blood. Deputies quickly took Scroggins into custody. During the investigation it was discovered Scroggins had beaten and stabbed the victim throughout the altercation. The victim had a badly swollen face with many lacerations with puncture wounds to her head, left shoulder and chest. She told deputies she was also attacked inside the hotel room on the bed with her infant child nearby. The deputies found the child inside the room crying and screaming. The woman was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment of her injuries while the baby was taken into temporary custody by Department of Child Services. Scroggins has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault, endangerment, disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon and criminal damage. He is in jail on a 200-thousand dollars bond.