Bond denied to attempted rape suspect

Bond was denied Friday to an Augusta man accused of attempting to rape a woman earlier this month.

 

At the conclusion of a Richmond County Superior Court hearing, Judge Daniel J. Craig denied bond for Donnell A. Brooks, 42, finding him a potential danger to the community and future criminal acts.

Brooks has been in and out of prison for the past 17 years. He was most recently released from prison in June 2016 after serving time for burglary.

On Aug. 3 just before 10 p.m., sheriff deputies were called to an Augusta apartment complex. According to witnesses, Brooks walked into a woman’s apartment without permission. After being forced to leave, Brooks allegedly ran around outside the apartment complex exposing himself to a number of children, said Assistant District Attorney Klaxon Wilson.

Brooks allegedly returned to the apartment he entered without permission and went after the woman who lived there, Wilson said. He allegedly groped the victim and ripped her pants in an attempted rape that was halted when other witnesses forced their way into the apartment and held Brooks until officers arrived, Wilson said.

Brooks will await possible indictment and trial in jail. He is currently charged with first-degree burglary, criminal attempt to commit rape and obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Reach Sandy Hodson at sandy.hodson@augustachronicle.com or (706) 823-3226

 

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