A 24-year-old Payson-area man was sentenced Monday for assaulting a man with a 9mm handgun on the morning of Sept. 8, 2007.
Waylon Paul Quotskuyva pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in November and was sentenced to three years supervised probation, along with 100 hours of community service, and anger management counseling. He was also ordered to pay the victims more than $6,000 in medical bills by Judge Peter Cahill of Gila County Superior Court in Payson.
“You are a danger to the community, especially under the influence of alcohol,” Cahill said.
Quotskuyva was also ordered to wear a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor (SCRAM) while on parole to detect if he is drinking, and therefore violating the terms of his parole.
“You get into so much more dangerous activity when alcohol is involved,” Cahill said to Quotskuyva during sentencing.
“You do well when alcohol is not involved, and I think you regret the things you have done while drinking.”
According to court records, Quotskuyva is a convicted felon for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and he pled guilty to public sexual indecency.
According to police, on the morning of Sept. 8, Quotskuyva threatened five people, including his girlfriend, in a home near East Phoenix Street after demanding the return of his truck keys.
Witnesses say they saw Quotskuyva hold his girlfriend up against the wall during the argument and when the homeowner’s boyfriend stepped in and told Quotskuyva to leave, Quotskuyva and the boyfriend got into an altercation on the front steps.
Quotskuyva pulled a gun out of his waistband, pointed it at everyone and struck the boyfriend in the head with the pistol.
The victim was taken to Payson Regional Medical Center and later billed $6,000. Cahill ordered Quotskuyva to pay the victim promptly to relieve any collection agencies from continuing to contact the victim.
Quotskuyva said he would take out a loan or find other means to pay the bills.