An 18-year-old resident of Illinois has been apprehended and is now in custody following allegations of a brutal stabbing of his girlfriend at a hotel in Scottsdale, Your Content has learned.
Aidan A. Theis, aged 18, is facing multiple serious charges, including attempted murder.
At approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, local law enforcement received a distress call from the Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch hotel, situated near Doubletree Ranch and Scottsdale roads.
A woman, bleeding and armed with a knife, had rushed to the lobby seeking assistance. She revealed to the authorities that she woke up in excruciating pain, realizing that her boyfriend was attacking her.
She managed to disarm him and flee for help. Medical professionals attending to her discovered stab wounds on her neck, back, and torso, as well as a collapsed lung, and promptly transported her to a nearby hospital.
The suspect, later identified as Theis, had been spotted fleeing from the hotel room wearing only his underwear.
A thorough search of the premises led officers to locate the suspect in a nearby parking lot. Notably, his hands and legs appeared to be covered in dried blood.
Following his apprehension, Theis was interviewed by detectives.
Court documents reveal that he informed investigators about their relationship, stating that he and his girlfriend had initially met while playing online games and had been dating for approximately two years.
Theis disclosed that a few months prior, she had traveled to Illinois to visit him, and during that time, he discovered explicit videos on her phone involving her with another man.
Despite their difficulties, Theis claimed that they managed to reconcile, prompting him to fly to Arizona in order to spend the 4th of July holiday with her.
However, he admitted that he remained deeply disturbed by the previous infidelity. Taking advantage of the moment when she fell asleep in the hotel room, Theis admitted, “I decided to attempt to take her life.”
He confessed to grabbing a sharp kitchen knife from the room’s kitchenette and intending to harm her fatally by cutting her throat.
According to court documents, Theis proceeded to stab her in the neck, continuing the assault even when she woke up.
Theis allegedly asked if she was alright and apologized before she managed to wrestle the knife away from him.
As of now, the current condition of the victim is unknown. Theis has been incarcerated at the Maricopa County jail and faces charges including attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault.
The investigation continues, and further updates will be provided as information becomes available, according to CBS5.