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Suspect accused of choking ex-fiancée turns himself in

Frank L. Orozco

Frank L. Orozco

PRESCOTT VALLEY- Frank L. Orozco, wanted by police on domestic violence charges since an incident the evening of Sept. 26, has turned himself in, a PVPD spokesman said.

Orozco, 38, is accused of showing up at a house in 7500 block of Horseshoe Lane in "an intoxicated state" and strangling his 36-year-old ex-fiancée until she was unconscious, Sgt. Scott Stebbins said.

It happened in front of her children, he said, after Orozco came in, got into an argument with her, and then put his hands around her neck and squeezed until she passed out.

She regained consciousness a while later and found herself on the floor, Stebbins said, and he left the house when she called police.

Orozco turned himself in Thursday night, Stebbins said, and "detectives interviewed him about the incident, and "he made admissions of his involvement."

He was charged with aggravated assault per domestic violence, aggravated domestic violence with two previous convictions, and three counts of disorderly conduct per domestic violence.

Orozco was booked into the Camp Verde jail.

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