MARYSVILLE – The 24-year-old Marysville man police were seeking for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend Sept. 18 has been caught.
Rhyan Tyler Vasquez, dressed in black and wearing a bandanna over his face, waited for the 22-year-old woman to leave for work. Around 5:40 a.m. in the 7200 block of 47th Ave NE police say he assaulted her, forcing her into her own car.
The victim reported that Vasquez, a convicted felon, was armed with a handgun and attempted to kidnap her. When she fought back, Vasquez struck her in the face with the gun, causing serious injuries to her face and jaw. Marysville Investigations Sgt. James Maples said, “This was clearly a brazen targeted attack on the victim.” A witness heard screams, saw the suspect flee on foot northbound on 47th Avenue and called 9-1-1. Police responded, but a K-9 search couldn’t find the suspect.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Vasquez has ties to Marysville, Everett, Lynnwood and the Kirkland area. He is being sought by Marysville police for assault first degree domestic violence, attempted kidnapping and felon in possession of a firearm. Vasquez also has a warrant out of Department of Corrections. Vasquez has an extensive criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous. If located do not approach him, but call 9-1-1. Lead investigator detective Chris Jones said, “Rhyan Vasquez is well-known to us here at Marysville PD. Having grown up in Marysville, Vasquez has had numerous contacts with Marysville officers over the years. Vasquez has previous convictions for Robbery 1, Escape 2, and Attempt to Elude, among other numerous misdemeanor convictions.”