Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Police: Man in custody in sexual assault near Hillside Community Center

June 24, 2013 Updated: June 24, 2013 at 2:25 pm
0
photo -

Mark Terry Garcia, 46, of Colorado Springs has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault last week near the Hillside Community Center, police said.

Garcia is being held at the El Paso County jail on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault on a $500,000 bond, records show.

Colorado Springs police said Garcia was suspected of sexually assaulting a woman in broad daylight around 2 p.m. last Wednesday. The woman was walking in the area of Fountain Boulevard and Hancock Expressway when a man hit her in the head and dragged her into a nearby creek area, where she was sexually assaulted.

The Gazette does not typically identify sexual assault victims.

Police have not released information detailing how they tied Garcia to the sexual assault, or the time or place where he was taken into custody.

Garcia was scheduled to be advised at the El Paso County Courthouse Monday and his first appearance will be July 1, according to court records.

Anyone with information can call 444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP (7867).

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.