Missing Dancer, Boyfriend Involved in Domestic Violence | Crime
LAS VEGAS -- According to court filings, missing Las Vegas dancer Debbie Flores-Narvaez has been a victim of violence in the past.
In a police report, Jason Griffith, also known as Blu, was arrested for beating her up in October of 2010. Griffith and Flores-Narvaez were dating at the time. She was reportedly going to his house when she vanished on December 12.
According to the police report, Griffith allegedly stole Flores-Narvaez's iPhone during a dispute. She chased after him and the two started arguing. Griffith then threw her phone. When Flores-Narvaez went to retrieve it, he ran toward her, pushed her down, pulled her hair and kicked her. Police say Debbie had bruises on both legs and found a chunk of her hair.
Griffith was arrested for battery/domestic violence and coercion.
In a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flores-Narvaez's mother, Elise, said she got a text message from Debbie on December 1 saying, "In case there is ever an emergency with my, contact Blu Griffith in Vegas. My ex-boyfriend. Not my best friend."
When she questioned Debbie about the message, she said to "keep it for your records."
"I don't want anybody ever doing that to my sister," said Debbie's sister Celeste Flores-Narveaz. "I don't make anything of it. Just because you did something once, that doesn't mean you're likely to do it again."
"The word ‘vindictive' come(s) out of my mouth, but at the same time, that was their relationship. I truly believe innocent until proven guilty," Celeste said. "It's hard. There's no better word than for me to say. It's unbearable. It's painful. It's heartbreaking. I wish I knew where she was."
Griffith is scheduled to be in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment on the domestic violence charges.
Las Vegas police are set to hold a news conference regarding this case Tuesday morning.