Domestic violence incident escalates, ending with gunfire

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CAMP VERDE - The following is a press release from the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office:

On June 24, 2009, at approximately 2:45 PM, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1000 block of Rocky Springs Trail, Dewey, regarding a reported domestic violence assault. Deputies contacted the 27-year-old victim who stated her boyfriend of several months, 28-year-old Brian Hubbard, had assaulted her beginning yesterday. At that time, she and Hubbard began arguing over past personal issues while he drank several beers. The argument escalated and Hubbard started shoving her around the home. Hubbard ended up head-butting her in the bedroom and she passed out as a result. After awakening, the victim began packing her property intending to leave. Hubbard continually knocked items from her grasp and threw boxes of fragile glass items against the wall.

Later that evening, while the victim was trying to leave, Hubbard fired one round from a shot gun in the air to scare the victim. He then shot out two tires on her vehicle which was parked next to the home. The victim tried to drive away, but the now disabled vehicle was not safe to move.

The next day, June 24, 2009, Hubbard began drinking and again assaulting the victim. Hubbard kicked her in the lower body several times and threw books at her. He eventually passed out due to the drinking and she called 911.

When deputies arrived, they found Hubbard asleep until deputies woke and detained him. The victim sustained visible injuries and will be seeking treatment. Deputies collected evidence and recovered a shotgun and rifle from the home.

Hubbard was transported to, and booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center on charges including Kidnapping Per Domestic Violence, 3 counts of Felony Assault, Felony Endangerment and 3 counts of Felony Criminal Damage. Hubbard remains in-custody on a $150,000 bond.