Shirtless man accused of punching officer in Prescott Valley

    A shirtless found man found dancing at a Prescott Valley intersection has a new home –– jail.

    According to police, Adam Lee James Ellis was running into traffic and chasing a vehicle at the intersection of Navajo and Superstition Drive when officers attempted to detain him.

    One officer told Ellis to relax and that he was there to help him. However, Ellis ran at the officer and punched him in the right ear. That’s when additional officers arrived on the scene and told Ellis to get on the ground, which he did.

    After putting Ellis in handcuffs, police found a 2-inch fixed blade knife in his hand.

    Ellis, of Dewey, was taken to Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde and booked on charges of aggravated assault upon an officer and obstruction of a highway/public thoroughfare.

    According to court records obtained by The Prescott Times, Ellis previously served three years in state prison for car theft and dangerous drug violations.

    The 36-year-old was also found guilty of dangerous drug possession/use in December 2019.

    Ryan O'Hara
    Ryan O'Hara is a 27-year-old professional boxing journalist based in Denver, Colorado. He currently works for The Ring Magazine and has been featured on ESPN, CBS, FOX, and a plethora of other outlets. O'Hara is also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, before working as a news anchor for two years at Fox News Radio affiliate KYCA.

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