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A Victim In An Active Assault Case Gets Assaulted Again And Left At The View Area At Steinaker Reservoir


| Vernal, Ut. | June 6th, 2024 |

At 12:25 pm, UHP Trooper Lorensen received a text message from a victim in an active assault investigation he was working on. The victim stated a mutual friend of hers and the suspect in the case had driven her to a view area at Steinaker Reservoir.

The friend left the victim at the view area to be jumped by the male suspect and another female. The other female, 24-year-old Aryawna Caitlyn Stubbs, confronted the victim.

During this altercation, Stubbs grabbed onto the victim's backpack and threw her to the ground. While being thrown to the ground, the victim's cell phone also fell, sustaining damage. Stubbs then left the view area.

Trooper Lorensen notified Sgt. Carson of the UHP of the situation and was told the victim was currently alone but worried Stubbs and the male suspect would return to the victim. Sgt. Carson located the victim and then drove her back to her home.

As Trooper Lorensen was driving to meet with Sgt. Carson made a traffic stop on Stubbs's vehicle near 600 North 500 East. Stubbs was driving, and the initial suspect was in the front passenger seat.

After the trooper arrived on scene of the traffic stop, Trooper Lorensen observed Sgt. Carson and Trooper Ryan of the Utah Highway Patrol spoke with the male suspect.

After interviewing the male, Trooper Lorensen spoke with Stubbs about the altercation at Steinaker. Stubbs admitted to grabbing the victim's bag during the incident in a way that forced the victim off balance. Stubbs also stated she had grabbed the backpack hard enough that it ripped.

Trooper Lorensen had seen and photographed the phone that Stubbs had damaged the night before. When he saw the phone after the incident, it had clearly sustained new damage and was struggling to function properly.

Aryawna Stubbs was placed under arrest and secured in Trooper Ryan's patrol vehicle. The initial suspect was arrested for an active warrant.

Following placing the two individuals under arrest, Trooper Lorensen, Sgt. Carson and Trooper Ryan began a pre-impound inventory and an incident-to-arrest search of Stubbs's vehicle. Inside the vehicle, an open container of alcohol and a baggie of suspected methamphetamine were found.

The male arrestee identified the brown bag where the methamphetamine was found as belonging to Stubbs. The trooper then spoke with Stubbs about the meth, and she denied knowing it was inside her bag.

Stubbs was then transported to the Uintah County Jail. Inside the jail, she was booked on the following new charges:

Possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, assault, criminal mischief less than $500, and open container inside a vehicle.

Aryawna Stubbs was later released.

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