Scottsdale man arrested after assaulting mother with blender, second male victim with baton

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Authorities arrested a man suspected of assaulting his mother and another male in their home near Hayden and McDowell Roads in Scottsdale Thursday night.

Michael Debusman, 24, is suspected of demanding money from his mother and striking her in the head with a glass blender carafe when she refused, Scottsdale police said.

A 52-year-old man who lives in a separate residence walked into the home, was immediately confronted by the suspect and was struck with a metal baton multiple times in the head, losing consciousness, police said.

According to authorities, Debusman stole the male victim’s wallet while he lay unconscious and fled the scene in his mother’s SUV.

During the incident, Debusman threatened his grandmother, prompting officers to complete a welfare check on her, police said. The suspect was not located but an officer remained at her residence until the suspect was arrested.

At about 4 a.m., Phoenix police located the stolen vehicle and the suspect fled to his grandmother’s apartment complex near 68th Street and Camelback Road in Scottsdale, police said.

Debusman attempted to enter his grandmother’s apartment and was confronted by the Scottsdale officer, police said.

The suspect attempted to flee police once again and eventually suffered a leg injury when he jumped from a second floor balcony, police said. Debusman was taken into custody and transported to a medical facility for treatment.

Debusman was arrested on suspicion of two counts of Aggravated Assault and 2 counts of Armed Robbery, police said.

The two victims of the assault were treated for their injuries and released. 

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