Intruder tries to rape, rob resident

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A 37-year-old Hephzibah woman was assaulted during an attempted robbery Monday morning, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.

She said the robber entered her home in the 4200 block of James Drive shortly after 4 a.m. through a bathroom window at the rear of the residence.

He woke her and demanded sex. She refused, and the intruder tried to leave through the back door, which was screwed shut.

When she followed him, he pointed a gun at her and picked up a white towel that contained numerous items belonging to her nephew.

After she asked him to not take the items, he put them down and, while pointing the gun at her, demanded a towel to wipe blood off of his leg.

He again demanded sex, and she again refused. He walked backwards while pointing the gun at her and left through the front door.

A deputy found the bathroom window open and the items in the towel. No blood was found on the towel that the resident said the assailant had used to wipe his leg with.

The assailant was described as 20-25 years old, black with dark complexion, about 5 feet 3 inches tall and 130 pounds, with short black hair. He wore a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts.

The resident said she believes she had seen the man about three weeks ago at another residence in the same block.

Anyone with information about the intruder is asked to call the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

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weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 08/18/09 - 10:33 am
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Thank god for her that this

Thank god for her that this idiot seemed totally inept to say the least. If he had been a more experience criminal, it would have turned out a lot worse, though I know she is terrified.

YellowHammer
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YellowHammer 08/18/09 - 10:46 am
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Headline is misleading. It

Headline is misleading. It looks as if he "demanded" sex with about as much luck as I get when my wife isn't in the mood. A "rapist" doesn't take no for an answer. Regardless, this guy needs to be off the streets before he gets a little smarter in his criminal behavior.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 08/18/09 - 10:50 am
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Would you please put the

Would you please put the proper address on these reports. This happened in Hephzibah. James Drive is in Hephzibah.

SC-LSU-Fan
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SC-LSU-Fan 08/18/09 - 10:59 am
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I don't know. Something seems

I don't know. Something seems off here. He had a gun, and asked her for sex. She said no. He started to leave and she followed him? He needed a towel to wipe blood off of his leg, but there was no blood on the towel? Hmmmmm. Sounds fishy to me.

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whyme 08/18/09 - 11:56 am
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That's what it says in the

That's what it says in the article...Hephzibah...

tlnvols
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tlnvols 08/18/09 - 12:08 pm
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Baroness--read 1st line.

Baroness--read 1st line.

cottoncandy16
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cottoncandy16 08/18/09 - 12:49 pm
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SC-LSU-Fan: I'm with you,

SC-LSU-Fan: I'm with you, something isn't right. For one he didn't try to rape her, he asked her for sex. Once she said no, he left her alone. Also, he had some stuff he was stealing and she asked him not to take it, and he left it. Whatever, sounds like a made up story to me. Either she needs to leave the drugs alone or she just wants attention.

Edward1968
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Edward1968 08/18/09 - 01:15 pm
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It does sound strange;

It does sound strange; however, it could have happened that way. I'm glad no one was hurt and hope that the assailant is captured soon.

onlynaugusta
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onlynaugusta 08/18/09 - 01:33 pm
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This story is very unclear.

This story is very unclear. He demanded sex and she said no. She followed him..........??

LolaJean
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LolaJean 08/18/09 - 01:37 pm
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It always seems as though

It always seems as though these assailants are short. 5 ft 3 inches...

elm1026
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elm1026 08/18/09 - 01:40 pm
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This guy could have been a

This guy could have been a bit slow. Why would someone make this stuff up and leave the valuables behind? If this was for an insurance claim the items would be gone. Thank goodness he wasn't a bright criminal and left her alone.

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InChristLove 08/18/09 - 01:52 pm
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The headlines says "tries" to

The headlines says "tries" to rape and rob...it doesn't say he did. The "attempted" rape comes from the suspect having a gun which could have been used in force, and just because he didn't take the items, the attempted robbery would still stand. If someone goes into a store to rob it but is scared away and takes nothing, the robbery charge would still stick. I have to agree with elm1026, this guy could be a bit slow.

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DEVGRU 08/18/09 - 02:00 pm
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Strange. How about they had

Strange. How about they had been out on a date and she decided that she wanted him to leave and he didn't. Of course she didn't know his name, but she is out to get him because he is a lush and deserves it as far as she is concerned. Case closed.

dashiel
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dashiel 08/18/09 - 02:10 pm
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You people have the attention

You people have the attention span of a goldfish.

jusanote
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jusanote 08/18/09 - 02:11 pm
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I guess this lady should just

I guess this lady should just be thankful that she ran into the world's most polite burglar and rapist. Usually when someone breaks into your home they are not there to ask permission to burgalarize your home and rape you and they don't take no for an answer. Either this guy is retarded or this woman needs some attention! Hopefully, the guy was retarded and should not consider a life of crime!

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corgimom 08/18/09 - 02:37 pm
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The story doesn't make sense.

The story doesn't make sense. Someone pointed a gun at her and took items and she asked him not to take them? Someone breaks into someone's house to rape them and they take items in a white towel? I'm not buying this one. The door was screwed shut, she knew that, and she followed him to the door? She wasn't screaming her head off and trying to barricade her door or running out of the front door?

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sueboo418 08/18/09 - 03:01 pm
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Baroness it DOES say

Baroness it DOES say Hephzibah!! You are just so excited to try and criticize every article that apparently you don't read too well yourself. LOL

Native007
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Native007 08/18/09 - 03:04 pm
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Man is it really that easy to

Man is it really that easy to deter criminals?? So if a robber breaks into my house and steals things I just say NO and they stop! Brilliant!!

The Ode
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The Ode 08/18/09 - 04:45 pm
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Read his description.....of

Read his description.....of course he is slow.

missaugusta07
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missaugusta07 08/18/09 - 05:04 pm
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That story is very

That story is very strange!!!Alot of empty places!The next time someone tries to rob me,I'm like you Native007,I'm gonna say NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!Give me a break!

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Fiat_Lux 08/18/09 - 05:30 pm
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It says she's a Hephzibah

It says she's a Hephzibah woman, not that James Drive is in Hephzibah, so give it up already. I also thought James Drive was in Augusta. There's nothing particularly strange about a Hephzibah woman being in Augusta. The strange the is that this volitionally-challenged shrimp took "no" for an answer while holding a gun.

DEVGRU
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DEVGRU 08/18/09 - 05:36 pm
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Dashiel says that we have the

Dashiel says that we have the attention span of a uh........

hollyh
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hollyh 08/18/09 - 07:27 pm
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And he left the stuff behind

And he left the stuff behind because she asked him too? Doesnt sound right at all!

SC-LSU-Fan
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SC-LSU-Fan 08/18/09 - 08:21 pm
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I bet someone saw a man

I bet someone saw a man leaving her house and questioned her, and she made up this story to cover her butt. I don't know, but something is a miss!!

Jillian
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Jillian 08/18/09 - 08:25 pm
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The headline is deceiving..it

The headline is deceiving..it isn't rape if he only asked her to have sex. Not only that, what woman in her right mind would follow someone she thought wanted to rape her???

Something is very wrong with this story!! A backdoor was "screwed shut" so he had to leave through the front??? Wouldn't that be a fire hazard? Does this woman live alone? Why would a nephew have stuff 'wrapped in a white towel? Who wraps stuff of value in a towel and leaves it laying out in the open???

diamondeyeseyes4me222
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diamondeyeseyes4me222 08/19/09 - 06:06 am
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I see some things not right

I see some things not right with this stry I'm not a cop but I do know when something seems out of place. First she followed behind him if someone breaks in your house whats the purpose of following behind him. Second, no RAPISTTTTTTTT isn't going to ask you for sex while he is holding a gun, especially if that was the purpose for him coming. She told him no twice he had the gun and that was it. He is either the stupidest criminal or somebody was creeping with someone's husband. And her description of him has me cracking up A black man with a white t-shirt and blue jeans Good luck finding him richmond county u know how many fit that profile just lock half the black men up . I said that because of the white t shirt and blue jeans!!! The police didn't find blood on the towel. we need him on the streets he don't need 2 be locked up because with him we don't have to worry about him taking his victim life. He will show the gun and when they refuse creep backwards and find another victim 2 wake up. This is too funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 08/19/09 - 08:38 am
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IF it said Hephzibah at

IF it said Hephzibah at first, I stand corrected, and in that case, I'm sorry if it was my error, but it IS quite possible it has been corrected since I made the comment. I don't recall reading Hephzibah anywhere when it was first posted and I did read it several times. Considering the fatigue factor of both moving and adapting to an upgrade of this computer, I can't really say for sure, so I will give you the benefit of the doubt.

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notsurprised 08/19/09 - 10:03 pm
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The back door was screwed

The back door was screwed shut! This is really a funny story! She said no and he left! Unbelievable. He was a nice intruder. But, once again, 95% of all armed robberies in the csra are committed by african americans. If you dont believe it then i challenge you to track them and at the end of one year do the math.

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