A man who attempted to kidnap his former girlfriend is on the run.  Patricia Carter with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office says 39-year-old Arnulfo Ruiz Delatorre forced his ex-girlfriend into her car by threatening her with a knife.  He then drove her to his place and sexually assaulted her.  Delatorre then forced her back into

the car and told her they were going to Las Vegas where they ran out of gas near Kingman.  The couple hitched a ride with a trucker and Delatorre threatened the women to keep quiet or he would return to Phoenix and kill her kids and grandkids.  The two stopped at a Luvs Truck Stop restroom where the victim passed another woman in the bathroom a note that said, “Please help me. Call the Police.”  The woman called 9-1-1 while Delatorre was yelling for the woman to come out.  He took off when he found out the cops were called.  The victim was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.   

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Delatorre is asked to contact Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753 or Silent Witness at (928) 753-1234.

Kris Dugan