Police: Phoenix man arrested for tying up elderly woman with dementia in her home

Posted at 11:16 AM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 20:34:08-04

A man has been arrested after he allegedly assaulted a 78-year-old Phoenix woman with dementia.

Court records show that on September 27, Eddie Javier Flores, 28, entered the woman's home, near 13th Avenue and Camelback Road and used a necktie to bind her hands over her head.

Police report that Flores went to his ex-girlfriend's home and found her 78-year-old grandmother there. Flores allegedly laid her on a bed and used a necktie to tie her hands together over her head. He then covered her body with a blanket.

The victims' granddaughter told police that she came into the home and heard the victim talking. She said that the victim often talks to herself, but later she heard a man's voice as well.

Police say the granddaughter looked through the bedroom door and saw the suspect, who was facing away from the door, wearing a bandana across his face and a wig with long curly hair. 

Flores then reportedly wiped the doorknob of the carport door, then retreated back into the home. He came face to face with the witness as he tried to leave the home. She recognized Flores as an ex-boyfriend from six years ago. 

Police say they noticed injuries to the victim's arms and face, however, the victim was unable to tell police how she got the injuries due to her dementia.

Police caught up with Flores and arrested him on October 9 near 51st Avenue and Camelback Road.

He allegedly admitted to being in the home but refused answer any other questions from police. 

Flores is facing charges of kidnapping and burglary.