Thrown phone leaves girlfriend shaken, man arrested on assault charge

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A man who became upset about a text on his girlfriend’s phone was arrested on suspicion of throwing the phone at her, according to Maricopa police. 

Daniel W. Comer was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail on suspicion of assault (domestic violence), criminal damage (domestic violence) and two counts of disorderly conduct (domestic violence), police said. 

At about 3:30 a.m. last Saturday, Maricopa police responded to a home in Senita on a report of a disturbance. They contacted a man, identified as Comer, who was leaving the property through the back gate, the probable-cause statement said. 

Comer reportedly became upset about a text on his girlfriend’s phone. He began yelling, waking up his girlfriend and a minor. The woman reported to police that Comer had punched the wall, causing a hole. Comer reportedly grabbed her phone and threw it at her, hitting the wall and causing a second hole, police said. 

The minor in the home reported he could hear Comer yelling and a sound that he thought was Comer punching something. The woman entered the minor’s room and used another cellphone to call police, officers said. 

According to Maricopa police, the home is a rental. The woman estimated the damage to be more than $1,000. 

Comer reportedly admitted to punching the walls, and yelling because he was upset.