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San Marcos Man Charged with Rape, Burglary, Animal Cruelty

San Marcos CA— Sheriff’s Deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station arrested Jason Edward Stey, a 27 year-old San Marcos resident, after they responded to a 911 call at 940 W. San Marcos Blvd on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

A 911 operator overheard a disturbance inside the business over the open phone line, and updated responding deputies. Shortly after arriving, deputies learned Stey assaulted a woman inside a business at the location.

The victim told deputies Stey choked her and punched her numerous times before assaulting her sexually. The victim said her dog was getting between her and Stey, and Stey punched the dog causing the dog to flee.

The victim sustained injuries during the assault, and medics took the victim to an area hospital for treatment. San Marcos deputies and detectives from the Sheriff’s Sexual Assault Unit conducted an investigation which is ongoing.

Deputies booked Jason Stey into the Vista Detention Facility for the following charges:
261 (A)(2) – PC – Rape By Force/Fear (F)
245 (A)(4) – PC – ADW With Force:Possible Gbi (F)
459 – PC – Burglary (Commercial) (F)
220 (A) – PC – Assault W/Intent To Commit Rape (F)
288 A (C)(2) – PC – Oral Copulation W/Force Or Fear (F)
289 (A)(1)(A) – PC – Sexual Penetration W/Force/Fear/Etc
(F) 597 (A) – PC – Cruelty To Animal/S (F)
Stey’s bail was set at $300,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned in the Vista Court on January 7, 2015.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Sexual Assault Unit at (858) 974-2316–after
hours at (858) 565-5200.

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