Chandler police on Tuesday arrested an 18-year-old man they say stabbed his ex-girlfriend numerous times as she was trying to leave his residence early Saturday.
After being on the loose for about three days, Victor Jacome was arrested without incident about 1:30 p.m. near 27th Avenue and Earll Drive in Phoenix, according to Chandler police.
Jacome was apprehended after he was contacted by members of the Chandler Police Department’s Criminal Apprehension Unit and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. Investigators located Jacome through leads and investigative techniques, police said.
Jacome is accused of stabbing his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend who had stopped by his residence in the 2300 block of West Chilton Drive about 5:15 a.m. on Saturday and was able to make it into a nearby Circle K convenience store seeking help after the incident, according to Chandler police.
He was being booked Tuesday at a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of domestic violence aggravated assault-related charges. The woman he is accused of attacking is continuing to recover at a local hospital following surgery over the weekend, police said.
The woman told police that as she was leaving Jacome’s residence, she thought he began punching her in the back. But she realized that he was stabbing her when she noticed that she was bleeding. When she started to run, Jacome started to run after her, but Jacome’s brother stopped him, according to police.
After police attempted to execute a search warrant at the residence, no one initially answered the door. However, moments later, a man came out of the house who was not Jacome.
Jacome also is facing charges of burglary and possession of burglary tools in an unrelated case stemming from an offense in January, according to Maricopa County Superior Court records.
He made his initial appearance in court on those charges last Wednesday.
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