Yuma man arrested after allegedly assaulting two women

Posted at 1:35 PM, Dec 29, 2020

YUMA, AZ — A Yuma man was arrested by sheriff investigators on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted two women who had to be hospitalized back in July.

The Yuma County Sheriff's Office said the incident happened on July 24. Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a person with multiple gunshot wounds in the area of Avenue 17E and County 4th Street in Yuma.

Deputies arrived at the scene and found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds and a second woman with a single stab wound, according to YCSO.

Both women were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities said an investigation identified the suspect as 31-year-old Marvin Garnica.

On Tuesday just before 10:00 a.m., authorities located Garnica in the area of South Avenida Del Prado and Camino Ricardo.

Garnica was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center on one count of hindering prosecution in the 1st degree and two counts of aggravated assault.

The incident remains under investigation.