Suspect climbs through window to assault co-worker

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PRESCOTT - The following is a press release from the Prescott Police Department:

On June 7, 2009 at about 3:30 A.M. police were called to the Pine Crest Adult Care Home in the 1100 block of Dixon in reference to an assault that just occurred.

The victim was a caretaker at the facility when someone was heard climbing through a window after the individual removed a screen. The subject, who the victim identified as a co-worker, Eric Fulmer, 36, approached the victim, grabbed the victim around the neck, and then repeatedly punched the victim in the head.

Fulmer then left the residence. The victim indicated it is unknown why Fulmer would commit the assault as they have never had an altercation of any kind. Police went to the Prescott half-way house where Fulmer had been residing and was unable to locate him.

Yesterday at about 4:40 P.M., the Yavapai County Adult Probation called Prescott PD knowing that officers had been looking for Fulmer. A probation officer saw Fulmer walking on U.S. Highway 69 towards Prescott Valley. Officers responded and made contact with Fulmer where he was arrested and found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

During an interview, Fulmer stated that he does not recall the events over the last few days as he had been smoking methamphetamine and does not know why he would have assaulted the victim.

Fulmer was transported to the Yavapai County Jail where he was booked for Assault, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia and is being held without bond pending his initial court appearance.