Crime

2 Pasco men accused in knife attacks had court orders to stay away from victims

Two Pasco men accused of attacking their significant others with knives in unrelated incidents over the weekend had court orders to stay away from the women.

One woman was stabbed in the abdomen with the knife piercing her liver, while the other woman and her 9-year-old daughter had a kitchen knife held at them with threats to kill them, according to court documents.

Angel Negrete-Villalobos and Luciano Cerros-Almaraz both are in custody in the Franklin County jail for the alleged attacks.

Negrete-Villalobos, 38, is being held on suspicion first-degree assault with domestic violence and assault in violation of a no-contact order. Both charges are felonies.

Cerros-Almaraz, 22, is being held on two counts of second-degree assault and one count of assault in violation of a no-contact order, all felonies.

Pasco police were called to a West Henry Place apartment at 8:11 p.m. Saturday for reports that a woman being theatened by a man with a knife.

Her left arm was injured where she was hit with her cellphone after the phone had been broken, according to documents filed in Franklin County Superior Court.

As the woman tried to leave the apartment after having the knife held against her neck, Cerros-Almaraz grabbed her daughter, put the knife to her throat and said he was going to kill the girl and her mother, documents said.

The girl later had scratches on her face when Cerros-Almaraz reportedly grabbing her.

Officer Ismael Cano said there was a valid court order between Cerros-Almaraz and his 27-year-old girlfriend. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for assault and an order violation.

Cerros-Almaraz reportedly admitted to breaking his girlfriend’s cellphone but denied assaulting his girlfriend and her daughter. He said he was holding a knife because he was trying to eat a cucumber, documents said.

They reportedly have two children together and have been a couple for about five years. He said she invited him over.

Then at 9:02 p.m. Saturday, Officer John M. D’Aquila was sent to the Tepeyac Haven Apartments on North 22nd Avenue about another man allegedly threatening a woman with a knife.

When D’Aquila arrived, a woman with an abdominal wound ran up to his patrol car, while a man who was holding a knife and standing behind the woman turned away, court documents said.

Police caught Negrete-Villalobos and discovered he had domestic violence no-contact order with the woman. The couple have at least one child together.

One witness said Negrete-Villalobos dragged the woman with his left hand while holding a knife in his right hand, documents said. Another witness reported seeing the same thing.

A third witness reported seeing Negrete-Villalobos pushing the woman into the driver’s side vehicle of a van. The victim was able to escape and ran to arriving police, the woman said.

The victim told police that after Negrete-Villalobos stabbed her, he made her get into the van, claiming he was going to take her to the hospital, documents said. But then he allegedly told her he was going to kill her.

The woman needed surgery at Lourdes Medical Center for a cut to her liver.

Kristin M. Kraemer: 509-582-1531; kkraemer@tricityherald.com; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer

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