Suspect arrested for weekend Deep Ellum sex assault


Dallas police arrested a suspect accused of raping a woman in Deep Ellum over the weekend.

Credible tips helped officers identify and track down 40-year-old Roy Gutierrez after police released a surveillance picture of him on Tuesday that was shared on the news. And he has had many run-ins with the law before.

Gutierrez was arrested Wednesday morning at the DART West End Transfer Station and charged with aggravated sexual assault.

The arrest affidavit reveals the assault was violent.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Malcolm X Boulevard near Indiana Street. Gutierrez allegedly grabbed a woman by the neck and arm and then directed her into this secured area, where he pushed her to the ground, strangled her and sexually assaulted her.

The affidavit states that Gutierrez caused the victim to "nearly lose consciousness...causing pain...[she believed] she was going to die."

Police said Gutierrez did let her go, and she was able to call 911 around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

There was a second sexual assault on Malcolm X Boulevard near Martin Luther King Boulevard around 5 a.m. Sunday. In that case, police said a man in a gold four-door sedan offered a 29-year-old woman a ride. When she refused he forced her into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her.

Despite being on the same street on the same night, police don't believe the cases are related. They are still looking for a black male suspect in the second case.

Gutierrez has a criminal history in Dallas County. He has a dozen mugs for arrests for burglary, trespassing, driving with a suspended license and aggravated sexual assault.

A police report from 2007 shows a woman identified Gutierrez as the man who sexually assaulted her. He was put on probation and not convicted of that charge.

Dallas police said they were able to identify Gutierrez, in this case, thanks to the image of him on surveillance. Police said they received two credible phone calls from witnesses identifying him as the suspect.

Gutierrez is being held in the Dallas County jail on a $100,000 bond.

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