Calexico police arrest Imperial man in domestic violence case

November 06, 2001|By DARREN SIMON, Staff Writer

The Calexico Police Department arrested a man Monday in connection with an October domestic violence case in which he allegedly held a knife to his girlfriend.

The man, Philip Darren Clark, 31, whose last known address was Imperial, was taken into custody at 4:45 p.m. at the Laguna Inn at 2030 Cottonwood Circle in El Centro.

Clark was arrested on a warrant and booked into the county jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, brandishing a knife and stalking.

His bail was set at $20,000.

Calexico police Sgt. Armando Marquez, who along with Detective Michael Christian made the arrest, alleged Clark was involved in a domestic violence case Oct. 23.


Marquez alleged on that day Clark and his girlfriend were arguing in a residence in Calexico when Clark reportedly held a knife to the woman and threatened her.

The woman was not injured. Eventually, the man let her go and fled.

Marquez said since then police have stuck with the case, following leads, all of which led them to El Centro and the Laguna Inn where reportedly Clark was staying with a friend.

When Calexico police went to the hotel and knocked on the door of a room, a man fitting the description of the suspect answered the door. That man was identified as Clark.

Marquez said because police had the warrant, they took him into custody. He was taken to the county jail with the aid of the El Centro Police Department.

>>Staff Writer Darren Simon can be reached at 337-4082.

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