Man arrested for sexual assault of woman near Willcox
A 34-year-old woman is recovering after the burglar attacked in her home in Cochise. And now deputies are looking for a dangerous man.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
WILLCOX, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Cochise County Sheriff's arrested a 33-year-old man for the sexual assault of a woman who came home during a burglary.
Carol Capas with the Cochise County Sheriff's Office says Phillip Livesay of Benson was arrested Friday. He is being held on several charges including sexual assault and felony flight.
Deputies say a 34-year-old woman was attacked in her home in Cochise.
Capas says the victim returned home to find a man stealing her flat screen TV. He threw an object at her, knocked her to the floor and then he assaulted her.
Folks in Cochise say crime just doesn't happen there so residents are pretty shaken. Milt Samuel, a longtime resident said, "I think it's terrible. It's big city coming to a little place and it's ridiculous that a neighbor is violently assaulted in her own home at 10 in the morning."
She had been on the phone with her boyfriend when he heard her scream and then the phone went dead.
The victim's home is off the beaten path -- a private road that few cars travel and where a handful of neighbors know one another
A sheriff's deputy knocked on David Pinar's door, who lives just down the dirt road. "He said they were looking for a man in a red pickup truck and wondered if i had seen anything and I hadn't ."
The victim spotted a red 1999 or 2000 Dodge truck backed up to the back door but she didn't think it was unusual since her boyfriend works in construction.
The Cochise County Sheriff's Department told KGUN9 that anyone in a similar situation should immediately run.
They also recommend that homeowners know the vehicles around their neighborhoods.