Domestic violence takes on a whole new meaning when the alleged victim goes missing. That seemed to be the case when the Pueblo Police Department issued a warrant for the arrest of a local man who was accused of attempted murder and assault of his girlfriend.
Police ended up taking the accused man, 27, into custody on Thursday, May 26 without incident. The man was being sought for attempted first-degree murder and domestic violence. His 32-year-old girlfriend was eventually found safe in Fowler. The man is reportedly being held at the Pueblo County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
Case Details and Allegations
Pueblo Man Charged with Attempted Murder & Domestic Violence
According to police reports, the following are some of the specifics associated with this case:
- Police reports indicate that the defendant allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on Monday, May 19.
- No other details of the alleged assault (or where it allegedly took place) were immediately available; however, the investigation continued to focus on the search for both parties.
- Police tried to contact the alleged victim. When she couldn’t be reached, police issued a warrant for the man’s (accusing him of attempted murder).
- The family of the alleged victim said that she was planning on leaving Pueblo to go to Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday.
- Police say a text message was from the alleged victim’s phone stated that she was in Aspen; however, police could not confirm she had even been to Aspen.
- Fowler police Chief Jake Freidenberger located the missing woman on Monday, May 23.
- Chief Freidenberger turned the missing woman’s investigation over to the Pueblo County sheriff when they arrived on the scene.
Bench Warrants in Domestic Violence Case
If you are ever accused of a crime, fleeing police and/or missing a court date is not the answer. This can trigger a bench warrant for your arrest, and it can possibly be used by prosecutors later to try to argue that you fled because you were guilty and were trying to evade prosecution/punishment. Instead, it’s best to contact a criminal defense lawyer – like a trusted Pueblo defense lawyer at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth – for help protecting your rights and working out the best possible resolutions.
Contact the Pueblo Attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth
If you have been charged with domestic violence or any criminal offense, contact the Pueblo attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth. We are ready to protect your rights and provide you with the strongest possible defense representation. Experienced and respected, our Pueblo attorneys are dedicated to helping you fight criminal charges, navigate the complexities of the system, and bring your case to the best possible outcome.
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