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Man calls Surprise police to save ex-girlfriend from assault, police say

Posted: 12:17 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-10 20:42:25Z

A man called police to save his ex-girlfriend from being assaulted by her current boyfriend in Surprise. 

Surprise police report that on September 4 they responded to a home near Sarival Avenue and Greenway Road for a reported assault. 

A man contacted police saying his ex-girlfriend was hiding from her boyfriend, who assaulted her over the last two days. 

The woman locked herself and her 18-month-old grandson in the bathroom to escape her boyfriend, 27-year-old Eric William Cavinder. 

Police say Cavinder assaulted the woman by pushing, punching and stomping on her. 

After police arrived, the woman managed to run out of the home with the child, as Cavinder went to the attic to hide from police. Cavinder eventually surrendered to police

Police say the woman had "multiple bruises on her body," with extensive bruising to her arms, neck, and abdomen. 

Cavinder has been charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault.

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic or sexual violence, there are several local and national organizations offering resources. Anyone in need of immediate assistance should contact either the Maricopa County Shelter Line at 480-890-3039, the National 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673), or the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence at 602-279-2900. A number of organizations are available 24 hours a day for anyone at risk of experiencing domestic or sexual violence. See a directory of domestic violence programs here