An Indio resident who allegedly dragged another woman through a Cathedral City restaurant after the victim refused to dance with her must stand trial on assault and battery charges, a judge ruled Thursday.
Ana Rocio Alcaraz-Mojica, 30, is accused of attacking the victim around 1:30 a.m. on April 15, 2017, at the Guatemala Grill.
The then 18-year-old victim told police she was sitting on a bar stool, waiting for her sister’s shift to end at the restaurant, when Alcaraz-Mojica approached and asked her several times to dance, according to an arrest warrant declaration. After the young woman declined all offers, Alcaraz-Mojica allegedly pulled her off the stool, causing her to fall, slam her head into the ground and black out.
When she regained consciousness, she was being dragged toward the restaurant’s front door by her hair, leaving “chunks” of it around the restaurant, according to the declaration, which states that the victim’s sister and a security guard escorted Alcaraz-Mojica out of the restaurant.
Alcaraz-Mojica, who is charged with assault causing great bodily injury and battery, was arrested in January on Polk Street in Oasis, according to county jail records. She’s being held on $30,000 bail and is slated to return to court April 19 for a post-preliminary hearing arraignment.