Man arrested after allegedly assaulting 3 women on DSU campus

ST. GEORGE – Police arrested a 19-year-old St. George man Sunday after he allegedly assaulted three women at a Dixie State University on-campus housing complex in St. George.

Officers responded to a disorderly call at DSU’s Nisson Towers, located at 974 E. 100 South, where three women said they had been assaulted by George Washington Sims during an altercation, according to a probable cause statement written by St. George Police Officer Michael McRae in support of the arrest.

George Washington Sims, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted April 5, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News
George Washington Sims, of St. George, Utah, booking photo posted April 5, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Washington County Sheriff’s booking, St. George News

The altercation reportedly ensued when Sims entered the dorm room of one of the women and began yelling at her, the statement said.

“During the verbal altercation, (Sims) picked her up, carried her outside, and then pushed her up against a wall,” McRae said in the statement. “He then grabbed her cell phone from her hand and threw it to the ground, causing it to break.”

A second woman said she came out of her dorm room to see what was going on when she heard the first woman crying, the statement said. She was told what had happened and then reportedly confronted Sims about the incident.

Sims and the second woman got into a verbal altercation, McRae said, which led to Sims punching the woman above her left eye.

To get away from Sims, the second woman went into her room.

The woman Sims assaulted at first, along with a third woman and other residents, tried to keep Sims away from the second woman, the statement said. However, Sims forced his way into the second woman’s room by pushing the people standing in his way. He then allegedly punched the second woman in the left cheekbone area.

Sims was arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

He was charged with one second-degree felony for burglary of a dwelling and four class B misdemeanors for assault and criminal mischief.

Judge Jeffrey C. Wilcox, of the 5th District Court, ordered Sims’ bail amount set at $13,596 during his initial court appearance Monday. Sims was found indigent by the court and will be represented by court-appointed attorney Aric Cramer during his next court appearance.

According to court documents, Sims was already facing three class A misdemeanor charges for obstruction of justice and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia from an incident that occurred on Jan. 30.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • fun bag April 6, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Was anyone raped that we know of?, Because this guy kinda looks like a rapist to me.

    • Free Parking April 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

      It’s legal when the polygamist do it’s

      • Free Parking April 7, 2015 at 8:41 am

        So all he has to say is he’s a member of the FLDS society and it’s part of their religion and they won’t be able to press charges

  • Real Life April 6, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Wow, there sure are a lot of blacks being arrested here in good old St. Geezy lately. Oh, I’m sorry, was that racist? Or am I just being observant.

    • ladybugavenger April 6, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      I don’t know for sure if the law has been written, but I think if you use the word black it can be used against you as being racist….I think your observant

      • K April 7, 2015 at 8:40 am


      • fun bag April 7, 2015 at 6:38 pm

        I aint sure ur supposed to use the term “black” anymore cuz its considered racist. honest, i dunno what the correct term is these days

    • RealMcCoy April 7, 2015 at 10:51 am

      Isn’t DIVERSITY great? It sure has brought more color to the Southern Utah demographic!
      At least they can’t call the WashCo bookings page racist anymore- there’s plenty more diversity there as well!

      The funny thing is, I believe a lot of these “new residents” are just planted here to cause problems, and they sure are doing a good job of it! It’s only a matter of time now before “something” happens and Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are organizing another riot- I mean protest with bussed in protesters… but this time in our town….

      • fun bag April 7, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton already been called. They’ll bring a bus full of rioters and be here by Friday…

  • ladybugavenger April 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    Now now that’s not cool. Your momma taught you better than that!

  • sagemoon April 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I’m gonna have to put this guy in the scum bag category.

  • Free Parking April 7, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Ever since Obama got into the white house it seems to be the presidential protected law off the land that a certain race of people no longer have the responsibility of answering for anything illegal they do and the only racist are white people.

  • Mean Momma April 7, 2015 at 10:10 am

    This stuff still goes on at DSU? Too bad nothings changed. If he plays football or basketball, or baseball I’m sure his coaches and teammates will be at the courthouse cheering him on and talking crap about the young ladies he has assaulted. At least that’s what happened to my little sister when she was sexually assaulted and held against her will by one of these fine upstanding DSU (Dixie College at the time) athletes. These girls better be prepared for threatening calls from the hood rats he hangs out with. They will be coming if they haven’t already started. Get this piece of crap out of St. George!

  • fun bag April 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    parent’s ought to warn their daughters to stay away from characters like this trying to live the “thug life”, might be fun for a time but never ends well. Hope they lock this boy up for a long while… teach him a lesson.

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