Originally Published: February 12, 2018 11:58 a.m.
A Prescott man has been arrested after a woman in the emergency room told police she was badly beaten by him.
The Prescott Police Department (PPD) responded to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center emergency room in Prescott at around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb 8, on a report of a woman with significant injuries.
Officers reported they learned that earlier in the day the woman had been involved in an altercation with Angelo Tornambe, 58, of Prescott at a Prescott residence, according to a PPD news release. During the altercation, the woman was repeatedly struck, but was able to flee from the residence and get help from a local business.
The woman went on to say that over the last several months, Tornambe had assaulted, tied, taped and bound her against her will on numerous occasions, resulting in many injuries. After speaking with police, the woman was later transported to a valley area hospital for further treatment.
With the help of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team, PPD was able to locate Tornambe in the 100 block of S. Arizona at about 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, and take him into custody without incident.
Tornambe has been booked into the Yavapai County jail for felony aggravated assault. Other charges may be pending.
Suspect also arrested for 2009 assault in Prescott Valley hotel room
In December of 2009 Tornambe was arrested in another abuse case. According to a 2009 police report, Tornambe physically attacked a 48-year-old Sedona woman for more than 10 hours in a Prescott Valley hotel room.
The woman in the 2009 incident told Prescott Valley Police she and Tornambe were in the hotel room when Tornambe made sexual advances to her. The woman pushed him away, and she said no to his advances. Then she said Tornambe became angry and struck her numerous times, Sgt. Brandon Bonney of PVPD told the Courier in 2009. Tornambe was booked on charges of aggravated assault, kidnapping, attempted sexual assault and assault.