Apr 17, 2012 5:54 PM

TPD seeks man who allegedly assaulted and injured estranged wife

TUCSON - Police are looking for a man they say assaulted his estranged wife with a deadly weapon at her home last week, then fled the area before police arrived.

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 26-year-old Jose Raul 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.

A warrant for Juarez-Orci's arrest has been 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.

He is described as a Hispanic male, 5'08" tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. The Tucson Police Department seeks assistance with locating Mr. Juarez-Orci. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to call 911 or 88-Crime.

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