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Utah man attacks cousin with a power drill during argument

  • Christopher J. Gallegos, 35, of Utah, was arrested for allegedly attacking his cousin, Tyrell Voeltz, with a handheld power drill
  • The two cousins were apparently arguing about trying to rent the same home
  • Gallegos allegedly drilled the tires of his cousin’s car and smashed his window 

A Utah man was arrested after allegedly attacking his cousin with an electric drill during a dispute over housing. 

Christopher J. Gallegos, 35, of Roy, Utah, was arrested on February 1 and charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief. 

The probable cause statement revealed that Gallegos, a passenger in another person’s car, arrived at his cousin Tyrell Voeltz’s home on that day, according to the Gephardt Daily.

Christopher J. Gallegos, 35, of Roy, Utah, was arrested on February 1 and charged with aggravated assault and criminal mischief

Gallegos (pictured) allegedly attacked his cousin, Tyrell Voeltz, with a handheld drill while they were arguing about renting the same house.

Gallegos is said to have drilled his cousin Tyrell Voeltz's (pictured) tires and broken his car window during the attack

Gallegos (left) allegedly attacked his cousin, Tyrell Voeltz, with a handheld drill while they were arguing about renting the same house. Gallegos is said to have drilled Voeltz’s tires and broken his car window during the attack  

Voeltz was in his own car at the time and Gallegos’ car was used to block Voeltz from moving.

Gallegos then allegedly exited his car while holding a DeWalt hand drill. He walked up to Voeltz, sitting in the driver’s seat, and confronted him about the fact that they were trying to rent the same home. 

During the argument, Gallegos was said to have drilled holes into the back tires of Voeltz’s car. He also allegedly smashed the driver’s seat window and tried to assault Voeltz with the drill.  

Gallegos was arrested by the Layton Police Department and booked into jail on a $5,000 bond, according to KUTV. 

No injuries were reported.  



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