Woman accused of assault in fast food drive thru


A woman allegedly assaulted a man in the drive thru at Arby’s during an intense argument on Sunday afternoon, police said.

Lacie Marquez, 28, was charged with assault (domestic violence), disorderly conduct (domestic violence), possession of dangerous drugs for sale, and transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, police said.

About 4 p.m., police were dispatched to the Arby’s at 21600 N. John Wayne Pkwy. to investigate a report of a woman allegedly hitting a male victim in a yellow truck, according to a probable cause statement.

The woman was later identified as Marquez, police said.

Officers arriving to the scene observed Marquez and the man arguing, police said.

Marquez, who was in the passenger seat, was ordered out of the truck by an officer, who then observed her allegedly grab something out of her pocket and place it near the center console, police said.

Officers subsequently found a plastic baggie in the map pocket of the passenger seat, containing 26 ounces of a substance that tested positive as methamphetamine, according to police.

Marquez told police she and the driver were arguing about issues at an Indian community, and denied concealing anything, police said. Marquez admitted to arguing with the man, covering his mouth three times and punching him once on the right side of his head, the probable cause statement said.

Police said Marquez had fresh cuts on her knuckles, consistent with punching someone.

Two Arby’s employees told officers they witnessed Marquez hit the driver multiple times, police said.

The man told officers that Marquez struck him three times with an open hand. He was observed to have a swollen right eye and a cut on his right cheek, police said. He declined criminal prosecution, police said.

Marquez was booked into Pinal County Adult Detention Facility on the charges, police said.

In a separate incident on May 25, Marquez was arrested and charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia after officers responded to a disturbance at a Condrey Avenue home in the Heritage District, police said.