Jan. 28, Rogelio Carmona Jr. was arrested by Maricopa Police on suspicion of aggravated domestic violence assault and preventing the use of a phone in an emergency.
According to the MPD probable cause statement, Carmona intentionally assaulted his child’s mother and prevented her from calling police for help. The incident occurred at the woman’s home on North Larkspur Drive at about 2:19 a.m.
The report states the woman came home and engaged in a verbal argument with Carmona after she received text messages from him telling her “not to come home or he would throw beer bottles at her vehicle.”
During a verbal argument, the woman “threw Rogelio’s duffle bag containing his personal belongings in the front yard of the residence and told him to leave,” the report states.
The argument continued in the front yard of the home and the woman told Carmona she was going to call the police for help. Carmona allegedly took her cellphone from her hand and pushed her against a vehicle in the driveway.
The report alleges he then began strangling her “by placing both of his hands around her throat and applying pressure.” She told officers she “did not lose consciousness but was unable to breath.”
The probable cause statement reads that she began hitting Carmona with her car keys and he let her go, “then begged her not to call the police, stating he would just leave.” Police reported the woman received a laceration to her right hand and she was unsure how she got it.
The alleged assault was captured on surveillance cameras outside the house. The footage was impounded as evidence.
Carmona was arrested by 2:32 a.m. and booked into the Pinal County Jail. He was also booked into jail on two outstanding warrants from the City of Maricopa. The outstanding warrants had a cash bond of $580.43 and $1,374.38.