DES MOINES, Iowa — The attorney for David Flores has filed a motion asking the state to pay some of the investigative costs for the defense in connection with Flores’ domestic assault trial.
Online court records show a judge will hear the motion Thursday. It asks the state to pay for a private investigator for the defense.
Flores is facing charges of willful injury, domestic assault, harassment, and false imprisonment for an incident involving his ex-girlfriend in September of 2013. The woman says Flores held her hostage at a home on East 13th Street and choked and assaulted her.
After Flores’ arrest, he posted bond and skipped town. He was captured in Arizona in May by a bounty hunter and brought back to Iowa to face trial.
His arraignment is scheduled for July 17th.
Flores has had several run-ins with the law since his release from prison in July of 2013. He served 15 years in a 1996 murder but was awarded a new trial. Before the new trial began a plea deal was reached with prosecutors and he was sentenced to time-served and released.