PD: PHX woman assaulted working in her garage

Posted at 5:04 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 20:04:46-04

A Valley man is facing assault charges after allegedly grabbing and assaulting a woman outside her Phoenix home Sunday evening.

Police say the victim was organizing her garage near 91st Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road when she noticed 25-year-old Johnny Ray Vega walking up the street, appearing extremely intoxicated.

Authorities say Vega approached the woman and asked her if she needed help. When the victim said no, police say Vega grabbed her and made inappropriate advances.

The woman was able to call family members who immediately dialed 911. Police say she was then able to get safely into her home.

Officers arrested Vega while he was trying to leave the property.

Vega was booked into jail for one count of assault and trespassing.