Monday, Prescott Valley Police Officers responded to the area of Spouse Drive and Tonto Way for a robbery that had just occurred. Spokesperson Cody Chewning says a male subject, who was later identified as 34- year old Eric Godoy, attacked his ex-girlfriend at her place of work. The victim had been struck in the face, causing severe injury to her eye. Godoy then fled the scene after he robbed the victim of her cell phone. Godoy made several disturbing social media posts about the assault when Prescott Valley Police Department was investigating the incident. Due to this information and investigation, Mesa Police Department and Prescott Valley Police officers were able to locate and arrest Godoy. Chewning says Godoy was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on charges including Robbery, Theft, Criminal Damage, Trespassing and Aggravated Assault.
Prescott Valley Police Department wants the public to know that these acts of Domestic Violence are never justified. If you fall victim to these crimes, please be aware that both Prescott Valley Police and other outside resources are there to help. Prescott Valley Police Victim Services can provide financial assistance in the form of re-keying homes and property damage repairs. They can also provide temporary cell phones for those victims that need access to a phone. Prescott Valley Police Department can be reached by calling 928-772- 9261 and then asking for Victim Services. Also, Stepping Stones Agencies have a 24/7 hotline that can be reached at 928-445-4673 and can be used for domestic violence advocacy and emergency shelter. Yavapai Family Advocacy Center can be reached at 928-775-0669 and can be used for family violence advocacy and domestic violence survivor support groups. Verde Valley Sanctuary can help with emergency shelter and legal advocacy, and they can be reached at 928-634-5211.