Magna man booked into Davis County jail for alleged aggravated assault on woman

Reece Garcia. Photo: Davis County

WOODS CROSS, Utah, Nov. 3, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A Magna man is being held without bail at the Davis County jail on charges that he sexually allegedly assaulted a woman in Woods Cross.

Reece Vincent Garcia, 27, faces charges of aggravated sexual assault, a first-degree felony, and damage or interruption of a communication device, a class B misdemeanor.

A probable cause statement filed by an officer of the Woods Cross Police Department says that officers were called to an apartment building to talk with the alleged victim and with witnesses.

“Witness(s) explained that on Friday night they picked up a friend Reece Garcia from a residence in Magna … to come over to their place to drink alcohol at their residence,” the statement says.

The witnesses said Garcia went back and forth between their apartment and the one where the woman, an acquaintance of the suspect, was located. He was reportedly drinking at both locations, witnesses said.

The witnesses did not see the assault, the statement says.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, a witness said Garcia returned from the alleged victim’s “… and bragged about ‘beating the shit out of her and she liked it,'” the probable cause statement says.

“Witness continued that Reece described urinating on victim and that the victim reminded him of his mother that he wanted to kill (her) before leaving.”

The victim came over Saturday evening and told the witnesses that Garcia had hit her, choked her, sexually assaulted her and dragged her around the apartment.

“While speaking with victim I noticed bruising around the chin and both cheek areas. When asked if she needed medical attention she denied,” the probable cause statement says.

“Per victim’s witness statement she described that Reece would hit her and would say that he loved her and then beat her further.”

The woman told police she attempted to get away, and the suspect forcefully pulled her back by her ankles. The woman said she was able to grab a knife and tried to stab Garcia, but “… he was able to grab her arm and pry the knife out of her hand and threw it away.”

He also took away her phone to prevent her from calling for help, the statement says. The alleged victim said Garcia threatened to make trouble for her if she spoke with police.

Garcia is being held without bail, and was still in custody in the Davis County jail as of Tuesday afternoon.


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