Apr 18, 2012 3:24 PM

Domestic violence suspect turns himself in at Nogales border

TUCSON - Tucson who police say assaulted his estranged wife with a deadly weapon at her home earlier this month turned himself in at the U.S.-Mexico border this morning.

US Marshals took Jose Raul Juarez-Orci, 26, into custody this morning after he turned himself into authorities in Nogales. He was arrested for the outstanding felony warrants, and was transported and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail. He will later be extradited to Pima County.

At about 2:10 p.m. on April 5, Tucson Police received a 911 call regarding a domestic violence incident at a residence in the 2800 block of East Calle Rabida. Officers responded to find that the caller and her children had run to a neighbor's house after her estranged husband attacked her, according to a TPD media release.

Detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit responded to investigate further, and learned from the victim that she was in her home with her children when her estranged husband, later identified as Juarez-Orci, arrived. The woman had obtained an Order of Protection against Juarez-Orci, specifically prohibiting him from being at the residence, the release states.

According to detectives, Juarez-Orci forced entry into the home, then physically attacked his wife, injuring her with a deadly weapon. She escaped to a neighbor's house with her children and called 911. Juarez-Orci fled before police arrived and was not located until he turned himself hin this morning.

A warrant for Juarez-Orci's arrest was issued by TPD, charging him with: 1 count of Attempted Homicide, 1 count of First Degree Burglary, and 4 counts of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault, including one count of Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault Against a Person Protected by an Order of Protection.


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