UPDATE: Tucson infant safe, father facing host of charges following statwide manhunt

Dionte Flores was arrested near Globe following statewide manhunt

UPDATE: Tucson infant safe, father facing host of charges following statwide manhunt
Dionte Flores, 22, is facing a host of charges after allegedly assaulting a woman and kidnapping a child in Tucson early Thursday, Feb. 27. (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man is facing a host of charges after allegedly assaulting a Tucson woman and kidnapping their child early Thursday, Feb. 27.

The Tucson Police Department said Dionte Flores, 22, is being held in a Graham County Jail on charges of unlawful flight, endangerment and resisting arrest. He will be extradited to Tucson to face charges for kidnapping and assault.

Flores was arrested near Globe following a statewide manhunt.

The TPD said the incident began early Thursday morning at a home in the 1100 block of West Pelaar Street, which is near Prince and Flowing Wells.

Flores allegedly assaulted the woman and left with their child.

The woman, who is in her 20s, was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The baby and Flores were located near Globe. The child was unharmed, according to the TPD.

The following agencies assisted in arresting Flores.

  • Pinal County Sheriff’s Office
  • Graham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Gila County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kearny Police Department
  • Winkelman Police Department
  • Hayden Police Department
  • San Carlos Police Department
  • Arizona Deptartment of Public Safety

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