PD: Mom on phone hears assault; suspect arrested

Posted at 12:38 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 14:38:48-05

An out-of-state mother who listened to her daughter's assault on an open phone line was able to call police to aid in her rescue.

Court documents show that on Jan. 2 around 2 a.m., Avondale Police went to the home of 28-year-old Troy Summers who was arrested on a warrant from Avondale.

Police say originally the victim did not mention any physical abuse to her because she was afraid Summers would make good on his threats to kill her if he returned to jail.

Police say that after getting the call from the victim's mother, the victim told police of being kicked, hit and strangled by Summers.

A hospital exam showed that there were injuries consistent with the victims' description of what happened.

In addition to the previous warrant for criminal damage, Summers is facing charges of assault and aggravated assault.