A man was arrested July 14 after he allegedly assaulted a family member at home.
Anthony E. Retzer, 33, was charged with assault (domestic violence) in the incident, police said.
At about 1 a.m., Maricopa police responded to a residence in the Villages at Rancho El Dorado after a dispatcher received a 911 hang-up call and was not able to reach the caller after multiple callbacks, according to police.
Officers contacted Retzer at the front door of the home, who advised officers that he was in an argument with the family member, police said.
According to a probable cause statement, officers spoke with the family member, who exhibited scratches on the arms, neck and face. The family member told officers that they and Retzer had been arguing when Retzer grabbed their wrists.
Retzer allegedly pushed the person against the wall and grabbed their shoulders. When the victim looked away, Retzer grabbed the victim’s throat and turned their face to look at him, according to the probable cause statement.
Retzer initially told officers that nothing physical took place, police said.
The probable cause statement also said Retzer later told officers he had been drinking and he could not tell them for sure if he had assaulted the victim.
Retzer was booked into Pinal County Jail on the charge, police said.