Torre Nissan

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-News | RSS
Palo Verde Valley Blythe/Quartzsite Times | Blythe, California and Quartzsite, Arizona

home : latest news : local August 28, 2014

6/19/2013 6:00:00 AM
Sex assault with stun gun gets Blythe man 10 years
Martin Suro, Jr.
Martin Suro, Jr.

Jaclyn Randall
Associate Editor

BLYTHE - Martin Suro, Jr. , 23, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison on Friday after accepting a plea deal and pleading guilty on May 30 to one count of intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy, oral copulation and one count of criminal threats that would result in great bodily injury and death.

Suro was arrested this year on March 2 after police were called to a home in the 300 block of S. Fourth Street in Blythe just after 9 p.m. in reference to an attempted sexual assault. Officers learned that earlier in the evening the victim had gone to the residence of Suro Jr., a longtime friend, to work on school work.

As the victim was leaving, Suro Jr. unexpectedly assaulted her with an electric "stun gun."

The victim attempted to fight the suspect off but was choked almost to unconsciousness. Suro Jr. repeatedly assaulted the victim by hitting her and assaulting with the "stun gun."

Suro was arrested and originally charged with the two counts for which he pled guilty to, plus one count of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted rape by force. The latter two charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.

Suro had remained in custody on a $1 million bond since his arrest. He was immediately remanded to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after sentencing.

    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Fiery, fatal crash closes Interstate 10 Sunday

•   New business opens in Palo Verde

•   OBITUARY: Margaret Teats

•   Palo Verde Unified rings the bell - first day of school

•   Jackets open season at Kick-Off Classic

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Article comment by: Soy Yo

Site Administrator's note: A portion of this comment has been removed because it violated our Terms of use Agreement.

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Article comment by: Justice For the Victim

That (deleted) needs to rott in (deleted). She didn't deserve any of this, and now she will.suffer the rest of her life due to his actions. I hope he gets what he deserves in prison.

Site Administrator's note: A portion of this comment has been removed because it violated our Terms of use Agreement.

Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Blythe, CA
Click for weather forecast

Find It Blogs Features Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Home | Classifieds | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Merchant Guide | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-News | RSS | Site Map
Torre Nissan

Powered by 72dpi

Copyright 2014 Western News&Info, Inc.® Palo Verde Valley Times is the information source for Blythe, California, Quartzsite, Arizona and surrounding area communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Palo Verde Valley Times Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click Here to email your questions or comments to the Webmaster. Palo Verde Valley Times Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved