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2/14/2012 1:55:00 PM
Attempted murder in Camp Verde
Thomas Bustos
Thomas Bustos

CAMP VERDE -- Friday afternoon, about 6 p.m., a 39-year-old Texas man was arrested and jailed, charged with assaulting a 58-year-old woman, tying her up and choking her. Thomas Bustos of Houston Texas, was booked in to the Camp Verde Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, burglary and resisting arrest.

Camp Verde Marshals Office dispatchers received a call from a friend of the alleged victim stating that she was on the phone with her at the time of the attack, and it sounded like a physical domestic violence. Deputies arrived and could hear a woman's screams coming from the garage. As deputies were forcing entry into the home, Bustos was observed fleeing on foot.

After a short chase, a Marshal's Office sergeant caught up with and tackled Bustos. It was learned that Bustos had physically assaulted, bound and gagged, and then choked the victim.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Article comment by: Damone De Katreal Harris

Hey Tom This Damone what happened that made you do such a thing like this. I'm here for you as your friend and will pray for you!!

Always have your back!! Stay up Homie!!

Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2012
Article comment by: Ray Leete

And to think there are persons out there that question why the people have guns in there homes and carry them on there persons it is getting worse and worse out in the world. And it isn't going to get better any time soon.

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