Cottonwood Police: Man arrested for stabbing, using stun gun on roommate

COTTONWOOD, Ariz.- Cottonwood Police Department arrested a man early Sunday morning after he stabbed his roommate in the neck. 

According to police, 34-year-old Levi Phillips arrived at his home after a night of drinking and had an argument with his roommates. One roommate tried to calm Phillips down, but at one point Phillips used a stun gun on him. Police said, the other roommates took the stun gun from Phillips and convinced him to go to bed. 

A short time after he went to bed, Phillips went to the kitchen and attacked the same roommate, stabbing him in the neck, according to police.

Philips fled the area in his vehicle but he was arrested when he returned home the next day, police said. 

The 26 year-old victim was transported to the hospital and flown to Flagstaff Medical Center where he has since been released, according to police. 

Phillips was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center on aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (felony), assault & disorderly conduct; all per domestic violence because they were roommates, police said. He was also charged with another disorderly conduct charge but not per domestic violence.

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