Man ties up girlfriend with phone charger for flirting

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Jose Alfredo Jaquez-Cuevas, 32, reportedly became upset with his girlfriend back on May 6 because she was flirting with another man. By Andrew Michalscheck Jose Alfredo Jaquez-Cuevas, 32, reportedly became upset with his girlfriend back on May 6 because she was flirting with another man. By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A Valley man was arrested after allegedly tying up his girlfriend with a phone charger cord.

Jose Alfredo Jaquez-Cuevas, 32, reportedly became upset with his girlfriend back on May 6 because she was flirting with another man.

Jaquez-Cuevas proceeded to tie up his girlfriend with a phone charger cord while they were inside a vehicle. He also allegedly struck the woman in the face and pushed a folding knife into her side.

The girlfriend decided not to report the incident immediately after it happened because she feared Jaquez-Cuevas would retaliate against her and her family.

On June 10, the girlfriend called police to report that Jaquez-Cuevas was threatening to kill her in text messages.

Police went to the woman’s home to take the report. The girlfriend asked if officers would stay in front of her house in case Jaquez-Cuevas came by, but police left the neighborhood.

A short time later, the girlfriend called police to say that Jaquez-Cuevas was outside her home in a stolen vehicle.

Jaquez-Cuevas fled the scene when police arrived, driving in excess of 80 mph down Thomas Road. A police helicopter was used to help track Jaquez-Cuevas, who eventually ditched the vehicle and ran into his sister’s Phoenix apartment.

Police found Jaquez-Cuevas at his sister’s apartment and placed him under arrest. Authorities have been unable to locate the owner of the car Jaquez-Cuevas was driving to confirm if it was stolen.

Jaquez-Cuevas is facing multiple criminal charges, including kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.