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Catch 22: Law enforcement seeks fugitive from June incident

Jose Luis Alvarez (YCSO)

Jose Luis Alvarez (YCSO)

It’s day 2 of Yavapai Silent Witness’ Catch 22 Program. Today Yavapai County Law Enforcement is asking for your help in locating Jose Luis Alvarez.

On June 1, 2022, Alvarez and the victim were at a residence in the 800 block of Damien Loop in Chino Valley when Alvarez became very aggressive. He then walked out the door and left the residence. The victim gathered her two children and drove to find Alvarez. She found him in the 200 block of East Road 1 North.

Alvarez walked up to the victim’s window and allegedly began choking her. She began to roll up the window and he struck the window with his fist breaking it. Alvarez continued to choke her from outside the vehicle while she sat in the driver’s seat with the two children still sitting in the back, according to YCSO.

During the attack, the victim’s head ended up under the steering wheel next to the brake pedal and her feet on the driver’s seat. Her knees were touching the steering wheel as he continued to choke her. The victim began to lose consciousness but was able to use her knees to activate the horn hoping help would come. Alvarez released his grip on her and she was able to put the car in drive and drive away. In her effort to escape, Alvarez was struck by the vehicle.

Alvarez was not arrested that night as he was admitted into the hospital for injuries he sustained. He now has a warrant for his arrest for aggravated assault. He has not been convicted of a crime.

Alvarez is described as a 34-year-old Hispanic male, 6 feet 3 inches tall, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He also has multiple tattoos. His last known address was in the 700 block of Judy Avenue in Chino Valley.

If you provide information leading to Alvarez’s arrest, you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward. To earn your reward, you must call Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232 or submit a tip at yavapaisw.com. All calls are anonymous. You never have to give your name.

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