A Maricopa man was arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.
Police responded to an assault call at a residence in Santa Rosa Springs, where they made contact with Cameron Carr, 30, and his girlfriend.
According to Carr’s girlfriend, they were sitting on the couch that evening when Carr put both hands around her throat, squeezing and pushing her down. She fought back by pushing against his face with her hands when Carr then allegedly threw her to the floor. She also told police “the outsides of her neck were burning.”
After talking with the woman, officers interviewed Carr on his recollection of the event. Carr claimed that he became upset with his girlfriend because he discovered she was using a dating profile. He said he grabbed her shirt, not her neck, with two hands, and she scratched his face. The officer reported red marks on Carr’s arm, lips, eye and cheek.
MPD reportedly asked Carr if he may have grabbed his girlfriend by the neck at any point, and he said he could not recall.
The woman was to the local advocacy center, and Cameron Carr was arrested and booked in Pinal County jail.