Assault arrest at local watering hole

Kyle Vigil - Contributed Photo/GCSO

SAFFORD – Helping with a medical call led Safford Police officers to make an assault arrest.

Officers responded to Shane’s Place following reports of an unconscious patron who had been assaulted. Officers helped load the victim on a gurney and into an ambulance for transport to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center.

As the ambulance sped away, officers saw a man– identified as Kyle Vigil – allegedly assault a bar employee. A struggle to get Vigil into handcuffs ensued, eventually requiring three officers to subdue him.

He was transported to Graham County jail, where he was rejected due to his registering a .290 on a portable breath alcohol tester. He was then taken to MGRMC, where he was eventually medically cleared. He was then booked into jail without further incident.