LAKEWOOD - Police say a dangerous man wanted for assaulting his ex-girlfriend took off his ankle monitor and disappeared.
Randy Rodriguez, 41, took off his ankle bracelet on Thursday. Police documents say the monitor was found on Osage street in Denver on Friday.
Rodriguez has a lengthy criminal history including several charges of domestic violence, drug and weapons possession. His latest offense was in September when police say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.
For the woman's protection, 9NEWS has chosen to only refer to her as "Amber." She is in hiding while police search for Rodriguez.
Amber says last month, while Rodriguez was on bond for another crime, the two of them reconnected. She says they were in a hotel room when Rodriguez saw a picture of her with another man on Facebook. That's when she says he went into a jealous rage.
"He started hitting me, and when I started fighting back, that's when he took the gun and hit me really hard and I blacked out. My jaw shattered," Amber said.
Amber says it was hours before Rodriguez took her to the hospital, but she says he made her promise not to call police.
Five days after the incident he was arrested. He later bonded out. He was issued an ankle bracelet and a restraining order for Amber.
"I made it through what he did to me, and so I want him to get what he deserves. I want him to get caught. I want to go back to my life. I can't sleep at night," Amber said.
Amber showed 9NEWS a threatening text message she says Rodriguez sent. It read "sleep with one eye open." She fears he won't give up until he finds her.
Police are asking anyone with information about Rodriguez to call 911.
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