Hemet man suspected of severely beating his girlfriend and speeding down a roadway with her hanging halfway outside of his vehicle surrendered to authorities today.
Angel Isaiah Hernandez, 26, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, mayhem and domestic violence for an alleged attack Friday that began outside his house, according to Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart.
Hernandez and his girlfriend, whose name was not released, got into an argument as they sat parked in his car, Wisehart said.
Hernandez “violently” assaulted the woman and threw the car into gear,” driving the vehicle with the victim partially hanging out of it,” Wisehart said.
“The suspect stopped and put the victim in the vehicle and drove out of the city, repeatedly threatening to kill her,” Wisehart said.
When Hernandez stopped to put gas in his car, the victim jumped behind the driver’s seat and sped away, going to the nearest hospital for treatment, according to Wisehart.
The woman is continuing to receive treatment for “serious injuries” from which it may take months for her to recover, Wisehart said.
Police officers attempted to locate Hernandez several times without success over the weekend, and today he surrendered to detectives without incident, Wisehart said.
Hernandez was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta, where he’s being held in lieu of $500,000 bail, Wisehart said.