Congress, AZ man arrested for domectic violence assault

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CONGRESS - The following is a release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On August 26, 2008, at approximately 6:30 P.M., Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported domestic violence assault in Congress. Deputies met with three victims in the 27000 block of Santa Fe Road. One of the victims identified herself as the wife of 66-year-old Roy Goff, and she explained that Roy had argued with her earlier in the day at their residence located at the "B and B Trailer Park" in 22000 block of Highway 71, Congress. Due to his drinking and violent temper, she called her sister and brother-in-law for assistance. They arrived shortly and began helping her with the removal of personal property from the home.

Roy's wife told deputies he became upset and started pushing her sister and then tried to punch her in the face. She blocked the attack and was struck in the arm. Her brother-in-law attempted to intervene to protect both women and was punched and pushed by Roy. The attack caused him to fall on his artificial leg and hurt his hip. During the assault, Roy claimed he had guns in the house and would use them against the victims. Roy's wife, knowing he did have access to firearms, left the location with her sister and brother-in-law in fear of their safety and called YCSO.

Deputies went to the trailer park and eventually located Roy at the nearby grocery store. Roy was arrested, transported to the Prescott Detention Center, and booked for three counts of Domestic Violence Assault, and three counts of Threats per Domestic Violence.

Roy's wife sustained injuries to her left arm and hand. His brother-in-law injured his hip from the fall and received an abrasion to his face. No visible injuries were noted on Roy's sister-in-law other than being sore from Roy pushing her.