A man is accused of assaulting his wife Friday night after he allegedly checked her phone and saw something he did not like on her TikTok account.
Jesus D. Jimenez Rodriguez was charged Assault – Domestic Violence and two counts of Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Violence, police said.
Around 10 p.m., officers responded to a home on West Buckhorn Trail in Alterra for a report of a disturbance.
According to police, officers met Jimenez Rodriguez at the front door of the home, who told them his wife was not at home. While officers spoke with Jimenez Rodriguez, they observed his wife come downstairs in tears, police said.
Officers talked with the victim, who appeared to be afraid of her husband, a probable cause statement said, with officers observing the victim was trembling and had a visible welt on the left side of her forehead.
The victim told officers that when Jimenez Rodriguez came home from work, he was upset and began going through her phone, then became more upset with what he found, police said.
According to the probable cause statement, the victim told officers that Jimenez Rodriguez began yelling at her as she walked into the kitchen to get away, and that he followed her. The victim told officers that Jimenez Rodriguez punched her in the head and torso area with a closed fist, and at one point, grabbed her by the throat, but she was able to push him away, the document said.
The victim told officers she grabbed a cooking pan to defend herself, but Jimenez Rodriguez took it and threw it on the floor, police said. Jimenez Rodriguez continued to punch the victim as they went into the living room, the probable cause statement said.
The victim told police that she was eventually able to get away and hide. She also told officers that her son was present during the incident, police said.
Officers subsequently observed red marks along the victim’s chest and neck, and a bruise on the back of her neck, police said.
According to the probable cause statement, Jimenez Rodriguez told officers that when he got home from work, he checked his wife’s phone and found a guy he did not like on her TikTok. Jimenez Rodriguez said he confronted his wife and that she tried leaving but he pulled her back. Jimenez Rodriguez said the injury to her head occurred later, after his wife had grabbed a pan, fallen and hit her head, police said.
The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, police said.
Jimenez Rodriguez was booked into Pinal County Jail on the charges, police said.