A sailor from Cabool, who is stationed at a Naval Base in California, is in a Mexican jail accused of allegedly attacking two women and a hotel manager.
According to Mexican authorities, Jarrett Monzingo (on the right), of Cabool, MO., and Joshua Dockery of Runnemeade, N. J., went to Hotel 273 in the Zona Norte district in Tijuana where they met with two sisters, who were working as prostitutes, and rented rooms early Thursday (2-5-09) morning.
One of the women said she was choked, and the other said she was stabbed. A hotel employee was also stabbed in the attack, authorities said.
There is a link to video by Tijuana TV station XEWT of the arrests of Dockery and Monzingo at this site.
Monzingo and Dockery have been charged with attempted murder and assault.
Monzingo is assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30, based at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado, Calif.
Dockery is assigned to Naval Special Warfare Command at Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, Calif., where he recently attended the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL course.
According to international law professor, Jorge Vargas, it could be several years before the case even goes to trial.
Vargas said that given the nature of the charges, bail is out of the question.
Monzingo and Dockery's arrests come six weeks after top Navy and Marine Corps commanders ordered more restrictions for service members who want to visit Mexico.
All Navy personnel up to the rank of first-class petty officer are supposed to get permission from their commander, register with the U.S. consulate, complete anti-terrorism security training and have an approved liberty buddy before venturing over the border.
The Navy says it’s in constant contact with Mexican authorities and is keeping a close watch on the welfare of both men imprisoned.
*******Monzingo and Dockery have been charged with the January 17th murder of, Mayte Victoria Delgado Flores.
***There is also video of the crime scene and Monzingo and Dockery's arrest at the following link: