LB - Energy Savings 0424 P61166778 728x90 40%

Home | Classifieds | Place Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Kudos | Obits | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | Villager | Health Directory | Contact Us
The Verde Independent | Cottonwood, Arizona

home : latest news : local April 29, 2016

8/23/2013 8:35:00 AM
Brotherly brawl involves gun, knives near Rimrock
Derrick Lovaasen
Derrick Lovaasen

A fight among three brothers in the Beaver Creek area turned into a brawl that involved a gun, knives and a beer bottle. Two ended up in the hospital and the third in jail.

The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office reported the incident occurred the afternoon of Aug. 11 on a Forest Service road near the Beaver Creek Campground. According to the report, Derrick Lovaasen, 23, of Rimrock came to the site after his 30-year-old brother and 21-year-old brother had already arrived. Reportedly, all had already been drinking. Other people were at the site as well.

When the younger brother briefly left the area, Derrick argued with and began fighting with the older brother for unknown reasons.

When the younger brother returned, Derrick allegedly had a loaded shotgun and threatened the older brother with it. The older brother was able to get the gun away from him and gave it to the younger brother, who hid it in some bushes.

Derrick then came up with a razor knife and butterfly-style knife and allegedly stabbed the older brother multiple times. Reports indicate he was cut in his right wrist, lower back, right foot and his chest and shoulder area.

Subsequently, Derrick broke a nearly full 40-ounce bottle of beer over the older brother's head and used the broken bottle neck to cut the younger brother's shoulder when he tried to intervene, according to the YCSO.

After Derrick left with his shotgun, other people at the site realized the severity of the other brothers' injuries and tried to go for medical help. The brothers found that a tire on their truck was slashed. Another person took them to the Montezuma-Rimrock fire station for treatment. Both brothers ended up being admitted to Verde Valley Medical Center.

YCSO reported the younger brother received about 45 stitches while his older brother received about 200 stitches. Neither would explain Derrick's behavior and both initially denied they were attacked and attributed their injuries to falls.

Derrick Lovaasen was later arrested at his Rimrock home, and then booked at the Camp Verde Detention Center. He is charged with aggravated domestic violence, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and a weapons offense. He has since been released on a $2,500 bond.

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Blaze destroys RV and jeep Sunday; freeway traffic blocked (2527 views)

•   Mingus Union's Mike Westcott named 2016 Yavapai County Teacher of the Year (2172 views)

•   New subdivision, 500 homes: Vineyards at Cottonwood coming soon (1883 views)

•   Court Docket: April 27. 2016 (1727 views)

•   Cottonwood-Oak Creek schools, Sodexo partner to teach culinary skills, healthy eating (1509 views)

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Cottonwood, AZ
Click for weather forecast

Submission Links
 •  Submit your feedback about our site

Find It Features Blogs Celebrate Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place Ad | Galleries | Kudos | Real Estate | Subscriber Services | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Find Verde Jobs | Contact Us
LB - Sedona Rotary 0419

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Verde Independent is the information source for Cottonwood and Verde Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Verde News Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Verde News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved