Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested

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A suspect in the June 30 attempted murder of a Payson teen has been arrested.

Garrett L. Quotskuyva, 18, Payson, was arrested at about 9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 16 at Circle K North.

According to Lt. Don Engler of the Payson Police Department, the department was aware of a warrant from the Gila County Sheriff's Office on Quotskuyva. Officer Les Barr recognized the subject at the Circle K and made the arrest without incident.

Quotskuyva was booked into the Gila County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

On June 30, it is alleged that Quotskuyva and two companions went to a party in Ox Bow Estates. When they started throwing beer bottles, they were asked to leave and there was a fight.

The three left, but then returned with three other companions. Several of them held the victim while another beat him with a ball-peen hammer.

The victim was air lifted to Scottsdale Healthcare hospital with skull fractures.

Jamison Davis, 21, and Waylon Quotskuyva, 18, the other suspects in the case, are currently in custody. Davis is being held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs jail in Peach Springs and Waylon Quotskuyva is in the Gila County jail.

The trio will have a variety of hearings in the Superior Court system before the matter goes to trial, according to Det. Brian Havey of the Gila County Sheriff's Office, who led the investigation.

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