Police: Man threatens cousin with power tool, drills holes in tires over dispute in Layton

Christopher J. Gallegos. Photo: Davis County

LAYTON, Utah, Feb. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 35-year-old man is in the Davis County Jail after police say he threatened to harm his cousin with an electric hand drill, and he applied that drill to the the window and back tires of his relative’s vehicle.

Christopher J. Gallegos is charged with:

  • Aggravated assault — an attempt with force or violence to injure, a third-degree felony, and
  • Criminal mischief to human health or safety, a class-B misdemeanor.

The probable cause statement says that on Feb. 1, Gallegos arrived at the residence of his cousin, Tyrell Voeltz, as a passenger in a vehicle. Voeltz was in a vehicle that was blocked in by the one holding Gallegos.

Gallegos then exited the vehicle he was in, and was carrying a Dewault hand drill, the statement says. Gallegos walked to Voeltz to confront him.

“Tyrell stated the situation was over them both trying to rent the same home,” the statement says.

“Christopher then went to the back of Tyrell’s vehicle and drilled holes in his tires. Christopher then went to the driver side, where Tyrell was inside, and he smashed Tyrell’s driver window out and attempted to assault Tyrell with it.”

Gallegos was arrested by an officer of the Layton Police Department and was booked into jail.


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