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Phoenix man arrested in assault of family member

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 01:26:13-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say a man has been arrested in the assault of an older female family member.

They say the woman and a witness told officers that 19-year-old Dario Isreal Rodriguez grabbed the victim by the hair with both hands Saturday and shook her head violently before threatening her.

Court paperwork shows the victim is in poor health and cannot move around well on her own.

Police say Rodriguez was booked into jail on suspicion of assault, vulnerable adult abuse and domestic violence.

It was unclear Monday if Rodriguez has a lawyer yet for his case.