San Marcos domestic violence suspect arrested

SAN MARCOS (CNS) – A 37-year-old man was in custody Wednesday for committing domestic violence and sexual battery at an apartment in San Marcos, authorities said.

Garth Clem was taken into custody in the 600 block of South Twin Oaks Valley Road Tuesday night, according to San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Michalke.

Around 8:15 p.m., deputies were asked to do a welfare check at an apartment in the area and once there, they heard a female screaming and a witness directed them to a specific apartment, Michalke said in a statement.

The screaming female met deputies at the front door and was taken to a local hospital so she could be treated for injuries she suffered in a domestic violence assault, he said, adding deputies contacted Clem inside the apartment and he was taken into custody with the help of a police dog.

“It was later determined there were two additional victims of a sexual battery,” Michalke said without elaboration.

Clem was booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of assault with intent to commit rape, false imprisonment, sexual battery, assault likely to produce great bodily injury or death, kidnapping and resisting arrest.

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