New details emerge in Mesa domestic violence casePosted: Updated:
UPDATE: Craig Vanderbeck has been indicted by the County Attorney's Office in connection to the assault on his girlfriend.
A grand jury indicted him on attempt to commit second degree murder, aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.
ORIGNAL: MESA -- New details have emerged about Thursday morning's domestic violence arrest in Mesa, in which a man allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a box cutter.
Police say Craig Vanderbeck, 47, allegedly threw a hot pot of coffee at his girlfriend and then slashed her with a box cutter as the victim's 9-year-old daughter watched.
Vanderbeck reportedly got angry at his girlfriend because she wanted to leave him, but she did not want to talk to him about it. In interviews with police, the victim said Vanderbeck smashed the coffee pot into her face and then began stabbing her in the arms and back with a box cutter.
Police documents say the victim was able to escape with her daughter and run to a neighbor's apartment, where she told the neighbor that Vanderbeck was trying to kill her.
Vanderbeck allegedly surrendered to police after brief negotiation. Officials say he also tried to cut his own throat. He is currently facing attempted second-degree murder charges.
Police also say that Vanderbeck had been arrested only two weeks ago for assaulting the victim.
The victim's daughter was not injured, but her mother is still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.