DAVIS COUNTY, Utah, Oct. 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man is facing a felony charge of aggravated burglary after he allegedly broke into the bedroom of two sisters in Syracuse and assaulted them.
A probable cause statement from the 2nd District Court of Farmington said Marco Jamie Rodriguez, 21, is facing the first-degree felony burglary charge as well as a charge of theft, assault and child abuse/neglect, all class B misdemeanors.
On Oct. 23, the residents of an address in Syracuse reported that at approximately 2 a.m., Rodriguez allegedly broke a window of the residence, then entered through that window. Rodriguez then entered a bedroom located in the northwest corner of the home where two sisters were sleeping in the same bed, the statement said. One of the females was 19 years old, the other 15 years old.
“Marco woke the females up by slapping them in the face and pouring a drink on them,” the statement said. “Marco was attempting to have sexual intercourse with the females. The females said no. The owner of the house told Marco to leave, Marco left at that time.”
Rodriguez then returned to the house approximately 20 minutes later and entered through an unlocked door. The homeowner again told Marco to leave, and he left.
“The females had provided Marco a ride a few days before this incident where they met Marco for the first time,” the statement said. “Other residents in the home described the male they witnessed in the home as having tattoos on his face specifically one of ‘slash marks’ under his eye which is consistent with Marco’s tattoo.”
The victims stated that Rodriguez was wearing a police style vest, on the vest were two guns in holsters.
“At the scene officers observed the broken window and blood left by the suspect,” the statement said. “Also the 19 year old female victim had bruising around her eye consistent with the report of Marco slapping both of the females.”
A neighbor also observed a man matching Rodriguez’ description at the address at approximately 2:30 a.m. The neighbor provided security camera footage of the man’s movements to and from the house as was reported by family members.
Rodriguez was transported to Davis County Jail with his bail set at $250,000.