Joseph Gines Perez booked on attempted murder and burglary allegations

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Guam police arrested 36-year-old Joseph Gines Perez on attempted murder, robbery and other allegations following an incident in Talofofo around noon Monday which was recorded on a cell phone and went viral on social media.

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According to GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, Perez got into an argument with his girlfriend at a home near the Talofofo Mayor’s office.

The woman got into her vehicle along with her 15-year-old daughter and attempted to leave.

However, Sgt. Tapao reports that Perez followed her, got into his own vehicle, and “began ramming” her car with his pickup truck, “striking the front portion multiple times” damaging the woman’s vehicle.

The viral video of the incident shows the pickup speeding away from the scene after slamming into the woman’s blue sedan.

Officers from the Southern Precinct Command were called at 12:19 p.m.

They offered medical care to the woman and her daughter however both refused any medical treatment, said Sgt. Tapao.

Police were then able to located Perez at a home in Santa Rita. There, inside Perez’s pickup truck, they found guns and drugs.

Sgt. Tapao reports that during the course of their interrogation of Perez police learned that “the guns were stolen as a result of a burglary to a home in December.”

(Viewer contributed photo)

Perez has been booked and confined on the following allegations:

-Attempted Murder
-Aggravated Assault
-Family Violence
-Child Abuse
-Reckless Conduct
-Burglary
-Possession of a Firearm without Valid Firearms Identification
-Reckless Driving
-No Driver’s License
-Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule II

The case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.

READ the release from Sgt. Tapao in FULL below:

MEDIA RELEASE
PR NO: 06022057
Re: Man arrested in reference to Talofofo viral video incident
Prepared by: Sgt. I Paul S.N. Tapao

On Monday June 1 at around 12:19pm, officers from the Southern Precinct Command responded to a home by the Talofofo Mayor’s Office relative to a disturbance call.

Preliminary police report suggests that an argument ensued between 36-year-old, Joseph Gines Perez and his girlfriend while at a home in Talofofo. During the course of the argument, the victim was attempting to leave along with her 15-year-old daughter in her vehicle, when Joseph Perez followed after her with his vehicle.

As the victim attempted to leave, Joseph Perez began ramming the victim’s car with his truck, striking the front portion multiple times which caused damages to the victim’s car. Medical care was afforded to the victim and her daughter however, both refused any medical treatment at the time of the investigation.

Based on information obtained by responding officers, information was received as to the possible whereabouts of Joseph Perez. A check was made at a home in Santa Rita in which officers were able to locate Joseph Perez.

During the course of the investigation, officers discovered guns and drugs within Joseph Perez’s truck, in which all items were confiscated by police. Joseph Perez was then transported to the Southern Precinct Command for an interview where it was learned that the guns were stolen as a result of a burglary to a home in December and reported to police.

Joseph Gines Perez was later placed under arrest for the following offenses:

-Attempted Murder
-Aggravated Assault
-Family Violence
-Child Abuse
-Reckless Conduct
-Burglary
-Possession of a Firearm without Valid Firearms Identification
-Reckless Driving
-No Driver’s License
-Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule II
He was later booked and confined at the Department of Corrections. This case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General for prosecution.
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