Man who allegedly beat woman with frying pan charged with attempted murder
A criminal complaint has been filed against the Yuma man who allegedly beat a woman with a frying pan last week, charging him with attempted murder.
Dylan Escalanti was also charged with one count of kidnapping per domestic violence in the attack, which left the still-hospitalized victim with multiple fractures to her skull, neck and hand. The attempted murder charge also involved domestic violence.
Escalanti was arraigned Monday before Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart, who ordered his bond be reset from the $500,000 it had originally been set at, to $1 million.
According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call at about 2:21 p.m. Tuesday reported an assault in progress at 2555 W. 4th Place, Apt. 1.
When deputies arrived, they found a female victim in her early 30s who was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center. Although severely beaten, she was conscious and able to speak with YCSO investigators about the assault.
Deputies obtained a search warrant for the apartment and spent the next several hours gathering evidence and taking photos of the scene.
Escalanti turned himself in to YCSO the following day and was immediately taken into custody and booked into the Yuma County jail.
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