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Men arrested for beating man who yelled at them for reckless driving in his neighborhood

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Zachary Prescott (left) and Tristan Prescott (right) (Photo: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office)

Two men are suspected of beating another man in the head with a rock and baseball bat outfitted with nails, screws, and bottle caps, according to court documents obtained by 2News.

The victim told police he saw a vehicle "driving recklessly" through his neighborhood in Kearns and "screeching its tires on the road." He went outside and yelled in the direction of the vehicle as it passed his house, court documents state.

One of the two suspects, 19-year-old Zachary Prescott, threw a bottle of alcohol at him, he told police. Several minutes later, Prescott and the second suspect, 21-year-old Tristan Prescott, came up to the house and "a fight ensued between the three of them," a UPD officer writes in the affidavit of probable cause to criminally charge both suspects.

The victim "stated the male identified as Tristan was found to be holding a small bat, with bottle caps, screws and nails attached to the head of the weapon," the officer wrote.

Police were told Tristan Prescott hit the man in the head with the bat. He was able to hold Tristan to the ground when Zachary Prescott reportedly grabbed a rock and struck him in the head with it, the officer writes.

Both Prescotts left the area but were ultimately located by police and brought in for questioning. Both denied being involved in what happened and refused to answer any questions, according to the affidavit.

Officers recommended the two face charges of aggravated assault (a second-degree felony) and intoxication (class C misdemeanor). The case has yet to be screened by the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.

As of Sunday morning, there was no record of either suspect at the Salt Lake County Jail.

Individuals named in criminal complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.