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Friday, Aug 30 2013 10:36 AM

Maricopa teen arrested in connection with assault


Sheriff's deputies arrested a Maricopa teen Thursday following a fight that allegedly included an assault with a shovel.

Jessy James Miller, 19, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and brandishing a weapon.

According to a sheriff's department news release, Miller and Christopher Taylor, 21, also of Maricopa argued and then began fighting around 10:20 p.m. near 515 S. Kern St.

Deputies say Miller allegedly choked Taylor and then hit him with a shovel. When Taylor ran, Miller allegedly threw the shovel at him and then followed him in a car.

Taylor sought help at a nearby residence. Deputies later found Miller in the vehicle in Taft.

Bail has not been set.

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