59-year-old Ricky Donaldson is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault, assault on a child under age 15 and reckless handling of a weapon.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Oak Creek man has been arrested for allegedly threatening tourists with a weapon in northern Arizona.
Yavapai County Sheriff's officials said Thursday that 59-year-old Ricky Donaldson is being held on suspicion of aggravated assault, assault on a child under age 15 and reckless handling of a weapon.
Authorities say Donaldson allegedly approached an out-of-state family of five who were sightseeing July 7 in the Oak Creek area.
As the couple and their three children were getting into their SUV at the Turkey Creek Trailhead, they say Donaldson approached holding a rifle.
They say he demanded to know if the family had started a campfire. When they told him they didn't and had finished a hike, the family claims Donaldson told them to leave and pointed the rifle at them.
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