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Police arrest California fugitive in Paulden<BR>

A Paulden domestic violence call nets a Paulden man on felony fugitive warrants from California.


On June 2 Yavapai County Sheriff's (YCSO) deputies responded to a report of a family fight with injuries at an apartment on Old Highway 89 in Paulden.

When deputies arrived they spoke with the neighbor, who initiated the call after hearing yelling and commotion coming from the apartment and seeing Rose Mary Pineda running from the apartment with blood on her face.

YCSO Public Information Officer Susan Quayle said deputies discovered Pineda with the neighbor in her vehicle. She was very bruised and having difficulty speaking.

"She stated she had been arguing with her husband, 34-year-old George Robert Pineda, and that Pineda had been drinking," she said. "Rose Mary told deputies that when she tried to leave the residence, her husband dragged her back inside and began beating and kicking her. She managed to get away at one point and ran into the driveway where she was assisted by her neighbor."

Quayle said Pineda left the residence in his truck before police arrived, but officers later found and arrested him for Unlawful Imprisonment and Threat to cause Physical harm.

During the course of the investigation, deputies discovered California law enforcement officials wanted Pineda on a Felony Fugitive warrant.

Pineda remains in the Yavapai County jail on the local charges as well as pending extradition to California.

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