Nathan Peru

A man, who had been romantically involved with an 18-year-old woman, is facing kidnapping after she was taken during a Wednesday night home invasion.

Tucson police found the woman safe Thursday morning in the 3800 block of North Romero Road, said Sgt. Kimberly Bay, a Tucson Police Department spokeswoman.

Nathan Peru, 23, was taken into custody and attempted to escape from officers, but was captured when he tried to jump through a window, Bay said.

Peru was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of domestic violence/kidnapping, aggravated assault and escape.

The woman, who sustained minor injuries and did not need medical treatment, was kidnapped from an apartment in the area of East 29th Street and South Swan Road. 

Three men forced their way into the apartment, located in the 4800 block of East 29th Street, and assaulted a man before taking the woman with them, police said.

Contact reporter Carmen Duarte at or 573-4104. On Twitter: @cduartestar