Man connected to Valley teacher's disappearance identified in Tempe carjacking

Charlie Malzahn was arrested for various crimes and is the last person to see missing school teacher, Cathryn Gorospe.

TEMPE, Ariz. - The man being questioned in connection to Valley teacher Cathryn Gorospe's disappearance is facing new charges involving a carjacking on Sunday.

Police responded to a carjacking near Rural Road and Apache Boulevard around 10 p.m. Sunday. Police said Charlin Malzahn threatened the victim with a crowbar, took the victim's keys and fled.

The car was found nearby without the suspect, police said.

Malzahn is the main person of interest in Arrowhead Elementary teacher Gorospe’s disappearance after she bailed him out of Coconino County Jail in Flagstaff Friday.

READ: Man bailed out of Flagstaff jail by missing Valley teacher arrested for fleeing Phoenix PD

Phoenix police took Malzahn into custody Monday. He was already facing charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, transportation theft, credit card theft and hit and run.

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