Night of drinking ends with fight and man being run over

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Patrick Davis, 21, was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage early Sunday morning after allegedly getting into a fight and running over his friend with his car while intoxicated.

Suspect booked on charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage

By Jon Johnson

GRAHAM COUNTY – A night of partying ended horribly after an intoxicated man allegedly ran over his friend after a fight. 

According to a Graham County Sheriff’s Office report, the victim’s fiancé advised that Patrick Michael Davis, 21, ran over his friend after he attempted to stop him from driving away while intoxicated. A second witness not associated with the group had called 911 after hearing and seeing an altercation. The unassociated witness also described seeing the car drive into reverse and “bounce.” Afterward, she saw a man lying in the road as the car left the area.  

Deputies were dispatched to the scene on Lois Lane at about 12:14 a.m. on Sunday. Davis was later located at his residence and was booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on charges of aggravated assault and criminal damage. 

Upon arrival, the victim was found lying on the ground with his fiancé next to him. The fiancé said they had been out at a bar with another couple and were given a ride home. She said the other couple began to have a disagreement and the driver, later identified as Davis, decided he was going to leave. The victim then allegedly intervened in an attempt to stop Davis from driving and a scuffle ensued, at the end of which Davis reportedly ran over the victim’s legs and also struck a nearby vehicle. Deputies were joined at the scene by Safford Police officers and Davis’ wallet and his companion’s cell phone were located at the scene as well. 

The victim was evaluated by paramedics from Lifeline Ambulance, who then transported him to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center for further treatment. 

With the items at the scene, including the driver’s licenses for both Davis and his female companion and a set of extra keys to Davis’ vehicle, a deputy left to attempt to locate Davis and his vehicle at a residence on Cactus Street. 

Upon arrival, a deputy used the extra set of keys to honk the horn of the suspect’s vehicle, which was identified as a grey, 2015 Chrysler. The deputy also noticed blood was on the vehicle. 

Davis’ female companion answered the deputy’s knock and at first advised Davis was not there. The woman appeared intoxicated and was only clothed in a blanket, according to the Sheriff’s Office report. 

After advising the deputy that he could search the residence for Davis, the deputy entered and located Davis asleep on a couch in the living room. Davis had blood on his face, right hand, and pants.   

After waking up Davis, the suspect advised he had been drinking with his companion at the Bull Pen bar because she had just gotten her legal Arizona identification that showed she is old enough to drink. He said they ran into the victim and his fiancé at the bar by chance but denied giving them a ride home or fighting with him and said he and his companion drove home fine. 

The deputy then asked Davis if he knew where his wallet was and Davis replied he believed it was in his car. He later advised that he didn’t remember dropping off the victim, fighting with him or running him over with his car and said the victim was his “good buddy.”

However, as he was being led to a patrol vehicle after being placed under arrest, Davis allegedly said, “I’m a (expletive deleted). I whooped the (expletive deleted) (expletive deleted). Let me tell ya’, I’m a scrapper.”

Davis then blew a .287 breath/alcohol concentration on a portable breath test at the jail and had to be taken to MGRMC to receive medical clearance before eventually being booked into the jail for aggravated assault and criminal damage.