TWIN FALLS — Two men have been taken into custody after police say they broke into an apartment and attempted to strangle a woman last weekend.
Now police are seeking the public’s help finding a third man who is thought to have participated in the attack.
On Dec. 9, police were dispatched to a house in the 300 block of Lois Street in Twin Falls, where they found a woman who was scratched and bloodied, according to court documents. Three men had kicked in the door to the apartment, choked her, and threatened to kill her and her daughter if she called the police, the woman said.
She identified the three men as Jose Agustin, Cesar Gonzalez-Ramos, and Gaudencio Sandoval-Carbajal.
Gonzalez-Ramos, 21, of Twin Falls, was stopped by police the next day and taken into custody. He told officers that he, Agustin, and Sandoval-Carbajal went over to the woman’s house after she messaged Agustin over Facebook asking him to return a Bluetooth speaker that belonged to her.
Gonzalez-Ramos was charged with aggravated assault and aiding and abetting burglary, and is currently in the Twin Falls County Jail.
Agustin was taken into custody on Thursday, and charged with aggravated assault, burglary, and witness intimidation. He is currently in the Jerome County Jail.
The Twin Falls Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Gaudencio Sandoval-Carbajal. If you know his whereabouts, call 208-735-7200 to speak with Detective Paredez.
The police do not consider Sandoval-Carbajal to be a significant threat to the public because the attack was not random, said Lt. Terry Thueson in a statement.