Bakersfield man arrested for sexual assault, threats

Man left visible injuries on victim

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield man was arrested after he reportedly assaulted a woman, according to police.

On March 4, the Bakersfield Police Department received information regarding a victim of domestic violence.

Further investigation found that on March 3, 30-year-old Timothy Garza, of Bakersfield, attempted to have sexual intercourse with the victim.

When the victim refused Garza's advances, he physically assaulted her, causing visible injuries.

According to reports, Garza then retrieved a firearm and threatened to kill both the victim and himself.  Garza intimidated the victim by telling her he would have her deported.  Police said he also brandished a firearm and held her against her will for about twenty minutes, before he fled the home.

The Career Criminal Apprehension Team said they made contact with Garza in Arvin, where he was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, false imprisonment, threats and intimidation.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call 327-7111.

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