BARSTOW – A 33-year-old Barstow man was arrested for torturing his girlfriend after accusing her of cheating on him.
On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at around 9:37 p.m. police responded to Barstow Community Hospital for the report of a female patient being severely injured as a result of a beating. When the deputy arrived he was able to learn that on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at around 1:00 p.m. she got home from work. Jose Alfredo Delucas, her boyfriend was home when she arrived and accused her of not being at work and cheating on him. The two began arguing and Delucas hit the female victim multiple times.
For the next three days, Delucas allegedly refused to let the woman leave their shared home and continued to assault her by hitting her with a 4X4 piece of wood. The woman also told authorities that Delucas struck her with other objects including an electrical cord and “Fish Bat”. The suspect also allegedly plugged in a hair curling iron and used it to burn her several times.
When the female victim arrived at the hospital she had severe burns and other injuries that corroborated her statements. The woman was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for a more intense level of care.
On Thursday, November 8, 2018, at around 11:25 p.m. a detective located Delucas who was a passenger in a vehicle in the 3400 block of P Street in the City of Barstow. Detectives conducted a traffic stop and arrested him without incident. A search warrant search was conducted of the home and evidence was collected. Delucas was arrested for Torture, Domestic Violence, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He is being held at the High Desert Detention Center in lieu of $750,000 bail.
Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation may contact Detective Peter D’Andrea at the Barstow Police Department (760) 256-2211 or (760) 255-5183. People with information who wish to remain anonymous can contact We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME (27469) or at wetip.com.
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