Luis Flores Jr.
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Hall County Sheriff's Office

Cops: Man beat woman, threatened to ‘snap’ handicapped child’s neck

A Gainesville man is accused of beating the woman he lived with, threatening two young girls and preventing another woman from calling 911 for help, authorities said.

Luis Flores Jr., 36, was arrested Tuesday at his home on Dunlap Street after an investigation of family violence, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

He is accused of pushing one of the young girls, who is physically handicapped, and threatening to “snap her neck,” the release said. That was allegedly done in front of the other young child, a 2-year-old girl. 

Flores also allegedly threatened to strike the woman he lived with in the head with an oxygen canister and kill her with a knife, the release said. He’s also accused of grabbing her by her throat, punching her in the face, pushing her onto the floor and kicking her multiple times, leaving her with visible scratches, swelling and bruising on her neck, face and arm, the release said.

Flores is accused of pushing the other woman as she attempted to call 911 and took her cellphone, the release said. He also allegedly forced her to stay in the home against her will and texted her threats that he would set the home on fire.

He faces 10 charges, including two counts of third-degree child cruelty, two counts of terroristic threats, one count of first-degree child cruelty, aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to Hall County Jail records.

Flores remains in the Hall County Jail without bond, according to records. An investigation is ongoing.

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