A Buckeye man was arrested Tuesday in connection to a sexual assault reported at about 11:25 a.m. the same day near Miller and Maricopa roads in Buckeye, officials said.
Jeffrey Short, 36, was booked into Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail and faces several felony charges, including violent sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct with a weapon and sexual abuse, said Officer Tamela Skaggs, a spokeswoman with the Buckeye Police Department.
When police responded to the Buckeye house, they found the front door open and nobody was inside, Skaggs said.
A neighbor reported that a woman showed up at their house partially clothed and asking for help, and that a man fled the area at a high rate of speed, Skaggs said.
Buckeye police learned the man, later identified as Short, might be in the area of 35th and Southern avenues in Phoenix, and asked Phoenix police to assist with its helicopter, Skaggs said.