Charges dropped in case where Chandler wife helped husband's girlfriend escape kidnapping

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 19:34:57-04

CHANDLER, AZ — Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a man who was accused of assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend.

In court paperwork filed last month, the case against 30-year-old Derrick Robert Buford was dropped but can be refiled at a later time if warranted.

Chandler police arrested 30-year-old Derrick Robert Buford on May 17, 2018, for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend.

Police say they were contacted five days earlier by Buford's wife saying he assaulted and kidnapped his girlfriend at gunpoint.

In an update June 10, Chandler police said Buford was not released from jail and remained in custody as prosecutors worked to file new charges against him.