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Woman facing charges after group-assault against ex-boyfriend

May 25, 2024, 9:00 AM

A woman was arrested after engaging in domestic violence against her ex-boyfriend Tuesday at the Va...

A woman was arrested after engaging in domestic violence against her ex-boyfriend Tuesday at the Valley Fair Mall. (File photo/KSLTV)

(File photo/KSLTV)

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman was arrested after engaging in domestic violence against her ex-boyfriend at the Valley Fair Mall Tuesday, according to an affidavit released by the Third District Court in Salt Lake County.

The victim reported to police that he was sitting in his current girlfriend’s car in the Valley Fair Mall parking lot at approximately 10 p.m. when a silver car pulled in behind their car, blocking them in.

Video footage at the Valley Fair Mall obtained by police showed the suspect’s silver car arrived at approximately 11:19 p.m.

The victim’s ex-girlfriend, Melissa Herrera, exited the silver car with her sisters. The affidavit states that Herrera and three sisters “physically assaulted the victim by striking him with closed fists.”

The video footage showed a man getting out of his vehicle and joining the women, according to the affidavit. After approximately five minutes, another vehicle pulls up and further blocks the victim’s car.

The document reported that during the altercation, Herrera reached inside the victim’s pocket and stole his wallet, cell phone, and car keys.

All cars, excluding the victim’s, reportedly left the location after the 24-minute altercation. The women then went to the apartment that the victim and Herrera used to share.

When she arrived at the apartment, the affidavit states that Herrera removed several of her items from the apartment while the victim was outside.

Herrera was observed by two different witnesses punching the victim in the stomach and back after collecting her belongings, as stated by the report.

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