DES MOINES, Iowa – The state of Iowa will pay for a private investigator to help with David Flores’ defense, a Polk County judge ruled Thursday.
Flores is charged with willful injury, false imprisonment and domestic abuse for allegedly holding his girlfriend hostage in his home last September.
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.