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Vernal Man Headbutts A Female Splitting Her Head Open, Then Takes Off On A Motorcycle

Updated: May 12, 2023

Posted by Travis Uresk | May 8th, 2023 | Aggravated Assault |

By Travis Uresk


Vernal, Ut.- On 5/7/23, Deputy Angus was dispatched to a residence for a domestic in progress. On the way to the scene, he was informed that the male had left the residence on a motorcycle.

When Deputy Angus arrived, he spoke with the victim inside the home. The victim stated she had verbally argued with the male, identified as 33-year-old Orlando Robert Sandoval.

Orlando Robert Sandoval

The argument was about his children and how he was speaking to them. The victim said Orlando became upset about the conversation and headbutted her in the face.

Deputy Angus looked at the victim and could see she had a laceration approximately over an inch long, and it was split open roughly a half inch wide on her forehead, and she had blood on her face, neck, and chest.

The Victim

The victim also stated that when Orlando headbutted her, she lost consciousness and fell backward onto her back to the floor.

The victim said when this incident occurred, four children in the same room witnessed and overheard the altercation.

Deputy Angus later located Orlando at the Ute Petroleum gas station in Ft. Duchesne on the motorcycle. Orlando was read his Miranda Rights, and he admitted to headbutting the victim but said, "I didn't head butt her hard."

The Deputy ran Orlando's information through dispatch and was informed that his driver's license was revoked, he had an ignition interlocking device requirement, and he was an alcohol-restricted driver.

At the jail, Orlando admitted to drinking earlier that evening. A PBT was performed, and he blew a .019. Deputy Angus looked at the motorcycle and didn't see an interlock device. When the Deputy asked Orlando if one was on the motorcycle, Orlando said no.

Orlando Sandoval was booked into the Uintah County Jail for: Aggravated assault for the victim losing consciousness and the extent of the wound, domestic violence with children present for the four children that witnessed or overheard the altercation, driving on revoked driver's license, ignition interlocking device violation, and alcohol-restricted driver violation.

Deputy Angus later met with the victim at the hospital, where she received nine stitches on her forehead.

This man is very dangerous


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