Props to the Cops – Suspect Arrested in Sexual Assaults While Armed

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From MPD:

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with two attacks against female victims.

On Friday, October 26, 2012, at approximately 1:53 pm, a male suspect knocked on an apartment door located in the 2300 block of Washington Place, NE. An adult female victim started to open the door when the suspect forced his way into the apartment and attempted to sexually assault the victim. A struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed multiple times before the suspect fled the location.

On Friday, November 2, 2012, at approximately 1:15 pm, this same suspect entered a Howard University dorm room in the 2200 block of 4th Street, NW, displayed a knife and sexually assaulted a woman.

The investigation led to the arrest of the suspect who was located in the 5300 block of 4th Street, NW.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Demarco Myles, of Northwest, DC has been charged with Assault with the Intent to commit First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for the October 26th attack. He was charged with First Degree Sexual Assault while Armed for yesterday’s offense.

“This criminal committed violent attacks against women and we were eager to get him off our streets. Our detectives have been working around the clock since the first assault,” said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. “Had we not located him, it is our belief that he would have continued to attack women.”

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  • Not attempted murder? Why the fuck not?

    • Seriously! 14 stab wounds?

      • Attempted murder doesn’t always get the max penalty, whereas other charges will give a harsher sentence.

        • i can appreciate that reasoning. thanks.

          • Remember, this is only a preliminary charging sheet, they just need to have enough to hold him over pending trial.

            They could well be intent to bring him before a grand jury or they could paper additional charges.

            The other thing is that “Murder” requires an intent to kill someone. If he argues at trial that he didn’t want to kill her, he was just trying to scare her into submission and he lost control, well, it’s at best a reckless use of a weapon and you could lose the murder charge. Prosecutors often think that if a juriy won’t convict on one charge, then they may refuse to convict on the others, so when trial hits, they often only bring the ones that are a slam dunk.

            It’s very clear they have him on Rape 1, ADW, Burglary, Attempted Rape 1, aggravated Assault, Burglary. DC Code allows a life sentence for Rape 1, so, he’s going to face some very heavy time.

            What with modern forensics, it’s going to be a hard defense.

            This kid is 19 and he’s looking at 25-life.

  • They cannot lock this scumbag up long enough. What a waste of a life.

  • The arrest warrant usually carries one charge, which is chosen to be (1) easily proven at a probable cause hearing, and (2) likely to get the defendant detained pending trial. The subsequent indictment will include all additional charges to be proven at trial.

  • Judging from his facebook page rife with pictures of him flashing his middle finger and making gun gestures, he seems like a good guy.

    • Oh and it looks like he has a baby. Another glorious teen pregnancy.

    • I was actually more impressed by the stack of 40-50 $20 bills he was flashing for the camera. I bet he has a really good job! A pillar of the community.

  • Damn, I didn’t hear about the Howard assault until lately. What they don’t tell you is that, that dorm and the surrounding dorms are all female dorms.

    This dude should not get out ever.

  • Waste that sub-human garbage.

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