Quotskuyva To Plead Guilty To Assault In Hammer Beating

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Waylon Quotskuyva, 19, is scheduled to plead guilty to a charge of aggravated assault in the incident in which he, his brother, Garrett, 19, and Jamison Davis, 22, entered a home in Oxbow Estates and assaulted three people, sending one victim to the hospital with serious head injuries.

On June 30, 2002, the Quotskuyvas and Davis were allegedly asked to leave a party after a fight erupted. The three returned later that night, one of them carrying a balpeen hammer used in the beatings.

After Garrett pled guilty to attempted burglary in August, Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores said that he played a lesser role in the crime.

"The information that we have is that Garrett was not the person holding the hammer," Flores said. "The ones who had the hammer that caused an injury were really Jamison Davis and Waylon Quotskuyva."

Waylon's trial was to begin next week, Flores said.

"He will be entering a change of plea on Jan. 29 in Payson," Flores said. "He's looking at a range of three-and-a-half to about nine years in prison."

Davis' trial is scheduled to begin in March.

"Jamison Davis has not indicated either way whether he would be pleading on his case," Flores said.

Garrett was sentenced to five years probation for his role in the incident. Six weeks after his sentencing in September, he violated his parole and left the area. There is a warrant for his arrest.

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