A man was arrested on Halloween after allegedly strangling his mother at her home in the Heritage District.
Estevan A. Pena, 22, was charged with Aggravated Assault – Domestic Violence, Criminal Trespass – Domestic Violence, Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Damage – Domestic Violence and Prevention of a 911 Call, police said.
Pena is accused of entering his mother’s home on West Edwards Circle and strangling her with two hands, according to a probable cause statement. He allegedly broke a cabinet door in the house and took his mother’s cell phone, police said.
An officer observed a fresh scratch mark on the woman, who stated she was light-headed and having difficulty swallowing after Pena allegedly put his hands on her throat.
Pena, arrested at 4:50 p.m. on Oct. 31, is being held at Pinal County Jail, according to online jail records. He has a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 10.
If convicted of Class 4 felony Aggravated Assault, Pena could be sentenced to a prison term of 4-8 years and fined up to $150,000, according to Arizona Revised Statutes.