Friday
February
12
2016
12:42 pm
Weather
 
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
Big-rig driver charged with attempted murder
April 10, 2014, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Alfonso Suarez-Prendes

A Las Vegas big-rig driver tried to strangle a female passenger he picked up in the East Bay with a towing strap on Friday in San Mateo after she refused to have sex, according to prosecutors who charged him with attempted murder.

Alfonso Suarez-Prendes, 49, is also charged with kidnaping and assault with a deadly weapon in the April 4 attack.

San Mateo police arrested Suarez-Prendes after responding to a 911 call just before 2 p.m. from a person who reported hearing a woman yelling for help from a big-rig being driven through the city. Police stopped the truck on El Camino Real near Ninth Avenue and found the woman in the passenger seat with a “load/tow” strap wrapped twice around her neck. The rope was tied to the raised arm rest of the driver’s seat.

The woman told police she met Suarez-Prendes in the East Bay and asked for a ride to San Francisco. During the trip, he reportedly asked for sex and grew angry when she said no. He allegedly grabbed the woman and wrapped the strap around her neck.

On Wednesday, Suarez-Prendes appeared in court on the felonies and asked for a court-appointed attorney. He did not enter a plea and returns to court April 14.

He remains in custody without bail.

 

 

Tags: prendes, suarez, woman, strap, court, asked,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
How prepared are you for your retirement?

All set
Getting there
Need to put more away
Not prepared at all

 

 
San Mateo Community College District
 
 
 
Carter says UAE will put special forces in Syria
BRUSSELS — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send speci..
Report: 5-story building collapses in Istanbul
ISTANBUL — A five-story building collapsed in the Turkish city of Istanbul on Monday and a private..
EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel
BRUSSELS — European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an eme..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2016 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County politics