Police: Man hits woman with hammer, tries to rape her during burglary
Daniel Lee, 34, is accused of trying to rape a woman while burglarizing her home in Bridgeton in late April. By Brendan Marks
(KMOV) – A man is accused of hitting a woman with a hammer and trying to rape her during a burglary in Bridgeton in late April.
Daniel Lee, 34, was charged April 26 with first-degree burglary, attempted forcible rape, first-degree assault, armed criminal action, felonious restraint, stealing a motor vehicle and second-degree attempted assault on a law enforcement officer.
According to court documents, Lee went to the victim’s home in the 10900 block of Margate Hall on April 21 and stole an unknown number of coins.
Police said during the burglary, Lee hit her with a hammer, causing facial and head injuries. Authorities said he also attempted to rape the victim.
Authorities said Lee then fled the home in the victim’s 2007 Buick LaCrosse.
Police said Lee was apprehended on April 26. During the arrest, authorities said he attempted to grab a firearm from an officer’s holster.