November 28, 2013

Broward man charged with kidnapping woman in Marathon

A Broward County man is in jail in that jurisdiction, charged with a Monroe County warrant for kidnapping.

42 year old Mauricio Parra of Pompano Beach is accused of driving to Marathon at 4 a.m. on November 23rd and confronting his 28 year old  girlfriend from her condominium. Detective Nicholis Whiteman was the detective assigned to investigate the case.

The victim told the detective he entered the condo and accused her of having an affair with someone. She said he was angry because he’d tried calling her the night before and she didn’t answer her phone. She said they struggled and Parra held her down and hit her numerous times. She said he took her phone and wouldn’t allow her to call anyone. He threatened to cut her hair with a pair of scissors, then cut her on the neck with them. She said he also threatened to kill her dogs.

She said he held her down with his arm on her neck making it difficult to breath. He then held her phone and forced her to call her work to say she would not be in that morning. He forced her into his car and began driving north.

She said at one point she tried to jump out of the car, but he grabbed her, forcing her to stay in the car. She said she complained numerous times she was in pain from the beating, but he refused to allow her to go to the hospital.

Parra drove her to his home in Pompano Beach. He held her there without allowing her to call anyone. She said at one point, around 8 p.m., he left his home to get some food and left her phone on the counter. She used the phone to contact her friends and asked them to call her grandmother and to call the police.

Broward County deputies showed up and took the victim to the hospital  for treatment of her injuries, which included bruised ribs, a black eye and a six inch cut on her neck. The victim told Detective Whiteman they’d been dating for five years and lived together for three. She said she’d been trying to break up with Parra, but he refused to allow it. She said in the past he has pushed her and been emotionally and verbally abusive.

Detective Whiteman interviewed the suspect, who admitted hitting and threatening the victim. He also admitted forcing her into the car, and taking her phone so she could not call for help.

A warrant was obtained for Parra, who was arrested Wednesday by the Boca Raton Police Department. Parra was charged with kidnapping / false imprisonment, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, obstruction of justice for refusing her medical care and obstruction of justice for keeping her from calling for help.

Boca Raton police say Parra had both marijuana and cocaine when they arrested him, so he was also charged by them with possessing those illegal substances.

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