02-14-2012, 06:41 PM #1
FL- 911 call during rape leads to arrest
On a beautiful South Florida night, a new mother had left the back sliding glass door open to let in the fresh air.
In came danger: an intruder, hoping to burglarize the home.
But once inside, the would-be burglar spotted the 25-year-old woman with her baby and his motives changed.
Holding a knife to the woman, he beat, choked, raped and sodomized her as the newborn lay on the bed. “That’s a huge leap — from burglarizing a home to attacking a woman,” said Coral Springs Sgt. Dave Kirkland.
The victim’s own quick thinking helped police locate her attacker before he could leave the neighborhood: During the attack, she managed to call police from her cell phone, leaving the line open so police could trace it.
But because of the woman’s quick thinking, police had set up a perimeter, using a helicopter and police dogs.
He was quickly picked up by officers, who said Holmes’ sweatshirt was stained with blood.
More at link....what bravery she showed!
02-14-2012, 06:54 PM #2
From link in the OP:
This is not Holmes’ first run-in with the law. According to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report, he was arrested five times before turning 18. The first when he was just 9, when he was charged with battery against an elected official or education employee, a third degree felony. No more details were available because of his juvenile status at the time.
His other arrests included striking a principal, strong-armed robbery, burglary and battery. Because the court records are sealed, no other information is available.
Kirkland, with the Coral Springs Police Department, said the woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries, and the baby was not injured. “The only way to describe what happened is horrific,” he said.
What a surprise! FIVE prior arrests - he's 19 years old!
02-14-2012, 06:58 PM #3Grumpy Old Man..
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That lady deserves an award of some kind .
02-14-2012, 11:16 PM #4
Gary Lenard Holmes grandmother speaks out although hides her face from the camera.
Grandmom said something to the tune of "How dare he do that? Go up into someone's home like that. I can't believe he would do something like that. He ain't no poor person. We give him everything he needs".
This kid is violent beyond comprehension. Prayers and lots of them for this brave new mommy. Positive thoughts sent her way that she can get help for such a horrific, violent act commited to her.
02-14-2012, 11:40 PM #5
02-15-2012, 11:22 AM #6
I interpreted her statement of "I can't believe he'd do something like this" as in shock that he committed such an act, not that she truly believes he is innocent.“Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
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