MARICOPA — Over the course of the past two years, Tyler Becking, 24, pleaded guilty to a slew of charges involving abuse of the same victim. Then, on Dec. 28, he allegedly broke into the victim’s home in the dead of night to assault her again.

The first arrest came on Sept. 10, 2018, when he and the victim got into a verbal argument in the front yard of a residence on Guilder Avenue. He began choking the woman, who temporarily lost consciousness due to lack of oxygen. She left the residence and called Maricopa police.

Becking then texted the woman, “I wouldn’t have to take care of you bc I will end you both,” referring to the victim and her unborn child. He was arrested for aggravated assault for impeding the breathing of the victim. He was also arrested for disorderly conduct.

He pleaded guilty to assault on Jan. 14, 2019, and the other charge was dropped. He was released on probation at that time.

Not even a month later, in February, Becking was arrested again for two counts of aggravated assault for the prevention of breathing, as well as assault, prevention of the use of a phone during an emergency and interfering with judicial proceedings/resisting. These charges again involved the same victim.

He pleaded guilty in April to one count of aggravated assault and was sentenced to a 90-day jail term and subsequent probation. Becking was also ordered to participate in a domestic violence court program, complete a substance abuse treatment, attend anger management counseling and refrain from contacting the victim.

In September, he violated his parole terms by failing to show up to his domestic violence review hearing.

On Dec. 25, court documents show that Becking violated his probation by consuming alcohol and being out past his court-ordered curfew. This series of events culminated in his alleged burglary attempt on Dec. 28.

At 1:41 a.m., he allegedly entered the residence of his previous victim through a ground floor bedroom window on Alicia Court.

The woman was inside the bedroom smoking a cigarette and attempted to escape but was blocked by Becking. He locked the door and said, “I’ll hurt you if you try to leave.” She remained in the room with him for about two hours, during which time Becking reportedly consumed an entire bottle of alcohol.

She convinced him to let her out to use the restroom next to her bedroom, and then locked herself in. Becking realized what she had done and reportedly banged on the door, which alerted the upstairs roommates. The woman screamed and hid under the sink while her roommate called Maricopa police.

Police gained entry to the residence and found Becking apparently heavily intoxicated in the downstairs bedroom with the window still open. He was arrested for burglary in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment, three counts of disorderly conduct, and threatening and intimidation.

On Jan. 2, Becking’s probation was revoked by Pinal County Superior Court. He is currently being held on a $10,000 bond.


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