Woman charged with assault in incident with boyfriend


A woman was arrested Saturday and charged with assault and related offenses after a domestic incident in Homestead.

Delphina Whitehorse was charged with Assault/Domestic Violence, Criminal Damage/Domestic Violence and Disorderly Conduct/Domestic Violence after an incident involving her boyfriend, according to police.

At 11:38 a.m., Maricopa officers responded to a West Pryor Lane home after a 9-1-1 call was placed by the boyfriend, police said.

Whitehorse had grabbed the man by the shirt collar, scratching his neck, according to a probable cause statement, which said Whitehorse threw items around the home and damaged a kitchen drawer.

“Along with the kitchen items, various knives were found thrown on the counter and around the floor,” the document said.

Police said the boyfriend summoned police after he was holding his daughter in his arms and Whitehorse began attempting to pull the child from his grasp.

The boyfriend then left the home via the front door and Whitehorse followed him in their shared vehicle, moving down the street only a short distance before striking a bush and stopping, police said.

Whitehorse exited the vehicle and chased her boyfriend down the street, catching up to him and pulling the girl from his grasp and placing her in the car, the probable cause statement said. She then backed the car down the street and into her boyfriend’s driveway, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene, Whitehorse allegedly attempted to fight them while being detained, police said.

During the investigation, officers detected the strong odor of alcohol on her breath and person, and she admitted to drinking, police said.

Whitehorse was booked into Pinal County Jail on the charges, and an Aggravated DUI charge is pending the results of a blood alcohol test, police said.