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Suspect breaks leg fleeing rape attempt, Athens police say

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 3:51 PM
Last updated 9:58 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- An Athens man was recovering in the hospital Tuesday from a broken leg he suffered while fleeing from the scene of a burglary and attempted rape two days before, police said.

The assault happened in the Nellie B Homes housing complex early Sunday, but Athens-Clarke police did not release the incident report until Tuesday.

According to the report, a 24-year-old woman was asleep in her room at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday when she was wakened by a man on top of her and who had partially pulled down her pants.

The suspect, identified as Freddie Lamar Johnson Jr., “told (the victim) that he could have taken her in her sleep but that he had woken her up instead,” according to the incident report.

The intruder ran from the bedroom when the victim told him she was going to call 911, police said.

An officer who arrived a few minutes later was speaking to the victim when he heard a door slam upstairs and someone moving around, according to police.

When he drew his gun and approached the bottom of a staircase, the officer said he heard a thud outside. He found Johnson on his back on a patio. Johnson tried to get up and ignored orders to stay where he was, police said. The officer shoved Johnson back down with his foot.

Johnson was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he underwent surgery for a broken femur he suffered from the second-story jump, according to police.

Officers determined he probably got into the victim’s home through a window.

Police took out warrants charging the 29-year-old Zebulon Drive resident with criminal attempt to commit rape and burglary. Police said he will be transferred to the Clarke County Jail once he recovers from his injury.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/15/13 - 05:19 pm
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"Johnson tried to get up and

"Johnson tried to get up and ignored orders to stay where he was"

And that is when the officer should have just shot him and saved the taxpayers the cost of a surgery, a trial, and paying for his incarceration. But since we got to pay anyway, might as well give him 20 years for attempted rape.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/15/13 - 05:20 pm
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Wow !! Clarke County police did not interogate him for weeks
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before the arrest? Hummmm ?? He could have had valuable property to transfer, sell a house, move bank accounts, move in with his mom, shred documents, create an alibi, etc.

1) There was an attempted rape 2) the rapist was caught 3) he was arrested LOL Something is wrong with this investigation. Rush to conclusions. LOL

Tots
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Tots 01/15/13 - 07:40 pm
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Leg broken,

Dang too bad it wasn't his third leg ...

Patty-P
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Patty-P 01/15/13 - 10:48 pm
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Wish he had broken both legs.

Wish he had broken both legs.

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