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AZ man accused of holding son, 6, in choke hold

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Perry Dorian Wickerd, 54, of Dolan Springs Perry Dorian Wickerd, 54, of Dolan Springs
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DOLAN SPRINGS, AZ (CBS5) -

An Arizona father has been arrested for allegedly putting his 6-year-old son in a choke hold and pulling him through the parking lot until a witness was able to rescue the boy.

Investigators said Perry Dorian Wickerd, 54, of Dolan Springs was at a business in the 16100 block of Pierce Ferry Road in Dolan Springs early Monday afternoon to pick up his son from his ex-wife's custody, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Wickerd's ex-wife told police Wickerd had their son in a choke hold and she tried to stop him. She said two men in the area stopped to help and the good Samaritans were able to hold the man until deputies arrived.

Police called one of the witnesses who said he was driving by when he saw a man holding a child in a choke hold so he stopped his car, grabbed the man and forced him to release the child.

Wickerd was taken to Mohave County Jail on a felony aggravated assault charge.

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