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Two 'extremely intoxicated' suspects arrested in Kearns nail bat attack

Mug shots: Tristan and Zachary Prescott
Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 18:54:25-04

KEARNS, Utah — Unified Police arrested two men on Saturday after a third person reported he beaten with a baseball bat that had screws and nails attached to the head.

Tristan Baily Prescott, 21, and Zachary Gage Prescott, 19, are accused of attacking a man who yelled at them for driving recklessly and screeching a vehicle's tires in his neighborhood.

The victim told police Zachary Prescott hurled a bottle of alcohol at him, and, minutes later, both Tristan and Zachary Prescott arrived at the victim's home, where a confrontation ensued.

According to a probable cause statement, witnesses reported that Tristan Prescott used the nail bat to strike the victim in the head.

"Detectives were informed during the altercation, [the victim] was able to hold Tristan to the ground momentarily when Zachary then picked up a rock and struck [the victim] in the head as well," the statement said.

Police said they located Tristan Prescott at Thomas Jefferson Jr. High School, and they found Zachary Prescott at a home near the school. Both Tristan and Zachary Prescott were "extremely intoxicated" when officers found them, their probable cause statement say, and they both denied being involved in an assault and refused to answer officers' questions.

The victim suffered lacerations on the top of his head.

Tristan and Zachary Prescott each faces a felony charge of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury and a misdemeanor charge of intoxication.