Transient arrested for knife attack at a Prescott park

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By Jim Carr By Jim Carr

PRESCOTT -- A transient was arrested for attempted negligent homicide Sunday after police say he tried to stab a man at a park in Prescott.

Timothy D. Westhouse, 58, is accused of attacking the man with a knife at Granite Creek Park at approximately 10:40 a.m.

Witnesses told police that Westhouse approached the man, who was cooking a meal at the time, and began yelling and cursing at him. Westhouse then pulled out a knife and said he was going to kill the man, according to witnesses. The man used a frying pan to protect himself, and witnesses said they could hear the knife hit the pan several times during the attack.

When officers arrived Westhouse threw the knife and tried to leave the scene.

He was arrested and booked into the Camp Verde Jail on one count of attempted negligent homicide, four counts of aggravated assault, three counts of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon, thirteen counts of disorderly conduct, eleven counts of endangerment and one count of criminal damage.