Woman arrested for assault after allegedly attacking mother while she was driving

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Angeline Vallejos was booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on a warrant and a charge of assault/domestic violence.

By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – Angeline Sophia Vallejos, 38, was arrested and booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on July 2 regarding a warrant and a charge of assault/domestic violence. Her warrant was in relation to charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. 

According to a Safford Police report, a third-party caller advised that Vallejos had punched her mother and left the scene on foot. 

Officers were dispatched at about 12 p.m. to an area on 4th Street regarding the domestic incident and located Vallejos. After confirming her warrant, Vallejos was taken into custody. 

Vallejos allegedly told an officer that she was riding in a car with her mother driving and that she would allow her to go to church. Vallejos then said that her mother placed both hands on her neck and began choking her. Vallejos said she pushed her mother away and then got out of the car. 

The officer did not see any signs of choking on Vallejos and she could not answer when he asked how her mother managed to continue to drive if she had both hands choking her. 

The victim’s account varied from Vallejos’ and said that while they were driving Vallejos became upset and began punching herself in her head. She then punched the victim, giving her a bloody nose. The victim said she then pulled the car over and Vallejos left. The victim had dried blood in her nose and an injury to her hand but advised she didn’t wish to pursue charges. 

The officer then arrested Vallejos for assault/domestic violence and told her that a contributing factor to her being charged was the frequency of police involvement in fighting incidents with Vallejos and the victim. She was then transported to jail without further incident.