Man arrested after allegedly assaulting woman in Weber County

Billy Rayfell Goree. Photo Courtesy: Weber County Jail

WEBER COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 30, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A man has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman in Weber County.

A probable cause statement from the 2nd District Court of Ogden said Billy Rayfell Goree, 48, is facing charges of:

  • Forcible sexual assault, a second-degree felony
  • Possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor
  • Assault, a class B misdemeanor
  • Use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a class B misdemeanor

On Saturday just after 3 a.m., the victim arrived at the YCC Family Crisis Center in Ogden and reported she had been assaulted by Goree, who was known to her. She also reported that Goree tried to rape her, the probable cause statement said.

The victim reported the suspect punched her several times as she fought him off. She was bleeding from the lips, and had slight swelling and marks on her face and side of her head. The injuries appeared to be consistent with being punched or struck in the head and face, the statement said.

“She described where the assault occurred, in an abandoned vehicle,” the statement said. “Officers were able to locate the vehicle where she described it would be. She also stated she left a black bag containing a green beanie and white gloves in the bag in the vehicle were the assault/sex abuse occurred.”

The victim described Goree’s clothing and knew his identity.

Goree denied assaulting or sexually abusing the victim, the statement said. He did allegedly admit to being in the area and with the victim at the time of the alleged incident. He was in possession of the black bag containing the green beanie and white gloves.

Officers searched Goree’s backpack, and found a glass pipe with burnt residue in the bubble and tube, as well as a small baggie containing white crystalline substance. The substance tested positive for amphetamines. After being read his Miranda rights, Goree allegedly admitted to being a “methamphetamine addict.”

He was transported to Weber County Jail, where he is being held without bail.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here