North Scottsdale Sex-Abuse Suspect Nabbed; Second Woman was Able to Flee Attack

A 20-year-old north Scottsdale man arrested on Thursday is suspected of two brazen, attacks on women in his neighborhood.

Scottsdale police arrested Addison John Reyna in his filthy home on Thursday afternoon following an investigation into the attacks, the latest of which occurred on Monday.

Court records indicate that the victim in Monday's harrowing incident barely escaped whatever Reyna had in mind for her.

Meanwhile, Reyna's father claims his son has an alibi, saying they were together the whole day on Monday.

According to court records: On June 30, a woman was sleeping in her vehicle at a park in the 11100 block of East Gary Street when a man suddenly entered the vehicle. She woke up to a large knife at her throat and the suspect rubbing her breasts. He warned that he'd kill her if she screamed, adding, "this is going to happen -- just let it happen." He then began touching her genitals under her bathing suit. She began struggling with her attacker, trying to grab the knife. He exited the vehicle and ran away.

Police suspected Reyna in the incident and tried unsuccessfully to interview him at his residence. Online records also show Scottsdale police booked him on July 19 on suspicion of a marijuana violation.

Then, on Monday afternoon, a woman who lives two blocks from Reyna's home heard the door to her garage open and got off the couch to see if it was her boyfriend. A large man in red suspenders that she didn't know was near the door, inside the home. He pulled out a knife and walked toward her. She ran to the front door, but he blocked her exit. She ran to the back arcadia door -- again, the large man stopped her from leaving the home.

The victim tried running to the front door again. She spun the deadbolt lock, yanked the door open and stepped out just as he caught up to her, records say.

He reached for her and she slammed his knife-arm in the door, then began running. The man gave chase as she ran north on 110th place, yelling for help, records state. Finally, she noticed he was no longer chasing her, and she was able to call 911.

Both victims identified Reyna as their attacker in a lineup this week. Reyna has some distinctive features: He's 6'2", 190 pounds, has a full beard, half-inch ear gauges, nose piercings, and walks with a weird gait.

Scottsdale police served a search warrant on Reyna's nearby home at 11051 North 111th Place on Thursday. Cops believe Reyna's lived in the home for about a year, and wrote in court records that it's owned by a trust. County assessor records show it's owned by James D. Himes, and the address returns a Google Plus page for an electronics company.

Police found the place "extremely filthy" with garbage piled up throughout the home. A pair of red suspenders was found on top of a bare mattress. Cops also found a nine-inch, black-handled knife.

Reyna, who's unemployed, was at the home during the raid, and reportedly told officers that if they found any knives, they must belong to the home's previous owner. He told police he had an alibi for the Monday incident, saying he'd been out driving around with his father. Cops interviewed the father and he backed up that story, but neither of them were able to recall any specific places they went on the drive.

Police are seeking six felony counts, including kidnapping, sexual abuse, aggravated assault and burglary.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.