Police arrested a man they said allegedly committed sexual assault on a woman this past weekend inside a Coral Gables parking garage.
Gary Arroliga, 34, was arrested Tuesday and faces several charges, including sexual battery with a deadly weapon, robbery and false imprisonment.
According to a news release from Coral Gables Police, Arroliga grabbed the victim Sunday in a garage on the north end of the city and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to escape when a car passed by.
Arroliga allegedly chased after the victim for a block and tackled her. A struggle ensued before the victim was able to fight Arroliga off and he escaped, police said.
"He began to drag her into the parking lot. Once in the parking lot, a witness drove by, the subject got startled. The victim was able to fight," Coral Gables Police spokesperson Alejandro Escobar said.
Arroliga was identified Monday and taken into custody the next day by Coral Gables Police and SWAT members at his home.
He is being held on no bond for several charges in the case.
Records show that Arroliga was sentenced in 2013 for the robbery of a couple and sex assault on woman in Coconut Grove. He was in prison from October 2013 until May 27th of this year and had been on supervised probation.
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