Attack on Frank Pratt: Suspect in Assault of State Representative Indicted for Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault

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Hilyard Scott bragged to police about the attack on state Representative Frank Pratt.
The man believed responsible for the Christmas Day assault on state Representative Frank Pratt has been indicted by a Pinal County Grand Jury on various charges, including kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Hillyard Scott, 34, was arrested about a week after the attack on Pratt for an unrelated -- although very similar -- crime that occurred in roughly the same area as the assault on Pratt.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, after the beating, during which Scott allegedly beat Pratt in the head before hog-tying him and stealing Pratt's Rolex and 2007 GMC Yukon, the suspect picked up his girlfriend and drove her to the Circle K Motel in Phoenix.

He told her about the beating and said he'd pawned the watch for $900 -- money the couple would live on for the next several days.

The two were arrested after Phoenix police were called to an abandoned vehicle at the hotel, which just happened to be Pratt's Yukon. The vehicle led police to the couple, who were arrested.

Inside the SUV were shoe prints similar to those found in the blood at the scene of Pratt's beating. Those prints matched the Reebok's Scott was wearing at the time of his arrest.

Once in custody, Scott made statements that placed him at the scene of the crime. He told police that the victim (Pratt) appeared to be a rich man. Then, he told cops later, the "temperature" of his encounter with the representative changed, although, he would not give specifics as to what changed the "temperature."

Scott never specifically admitted to beating Pratt, but while being fingerprinted by the Phoenix P.D., the dumbass bragged to officers "did you watch the news? Do you know what crime I committed?"

In addition to the aggravated assault and kidnapping charges, Scott's also been indicted for robbery, burglary, and theft. His arraignment is scheduled for Friday.

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To James King
To James King

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Too bad life is not always a source for satire.

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