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CASA GRANDE — A Casa Grande man is facing charges after allegedly hitting his girlfriend, taking her cellphone and refusing to allow her to leave their home.

According to Pinal Superior Court records, Andrew L. Pino, 39, is charged with kidnapping, domestic violence disorderly conduct and domestic violence assault.

A woman told a Casa Grande Police officer that around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, Pino jabbed her in the back with a set of keys, leaving a couple of small puncture wounds in her skin at a home in the 500 block of West Manor Drive.

The next day around 11:45 a.m., Pino allegedly refused to allow her to leave a room in the home, pushing her back into the room repeatedly. She told officers that Pino had her cellphone but at the time she did not plan to call police.

She told officers that she and Pino got into a car and began to drive around town. When they got near Carr McNatt Park, Pino threw her cellphone at her and she got out of the vehicle.

Pino then allegedly kneed her in the stomach, grabbed her arm and told her to get back in the vehicle. The woman was able to walk away and hid in a nearby apartment complex.

Pino drove up to the apartment complex and told the woman to get in the vehicle. He then allegedly got out of the vehicle, grabbed the woman, kneed her and hit her to force her back into the vehicle.

The two then went back to the home on Manor Drive and Pino allegedly followed her around the home and refused to let her leave. He allegedly pushed her on the bed and put his knee on her chin.

The woman was able to leave and get to her vehicle without her cellphone. Pino then began to argue with the woman’s father. The father eventually was able to convince Pino to give the phone back.

Pino was then taken to a nearby hotel where officers eventually arrested him. Officers found bruises on the woman. Pino denied being physical with the woman.


Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa is a reporter covering the city of Casa Grande and the surrounding area, as well as Central Arizona College. She can be reached at