A man is in jail after he was arrested Sunday after he assaulted two women and dragged one of them around the front yard of a home in Cottonwood. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say deputies were called to a home in the 17-hundred block of Carpenter Lane at around 6:30 p.m. When the first deputy arrived, a boy pointed to a house where he saw 49-year-old John Scrivner, standing behind a 50-year-old woman, holding a large solid metal bar across her chest. He was lifting her off the ground as she screamed for help. The deputy wrapped his arms around Scrivner, trying to get him to let go and he refused. A second deputy arrived and used necessary force to stop the attack. On his way to the hospital, Scrivner fought with medical personnel and spit at them. Prior to the attack, Scrivner attacked his 59-year-old girlfriend in the driveway, telling her he was going to kill her. He punched her in the face several times and drug her around by her hair. She managed to get away and call 911. A neighbor heard what was going on and went to the house to check and that’s when Scrivner attacked her and started choking her with the bar. Scrivner was treated at a local hospital and was eventually booked into the Camp Verde Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. He remains in custody on $150-thousand dollars bond. The case remains under investigation.