(KMOV) -- A man is charged in connection with a home invasion and violent beatings in St. Louis County.
Rashad A. El, 24, was charged with two counts of Assault in the First Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree, one count of Burglary in the Second Degree, one count of Felonious Restraint, one count of Stealing Over $500 and five counts of Armed Criminal Action.
Authorities said a female homeowner and her boyfriend were assaulted in their home between Thursday evening, May 20th and Friday afternoon, May 21st in the 5400 block of Medalton Way in Oakville. The female victim regained consciousness after being knocked out for several hours and went to a neighbor's house who then called police.
Saint Louis County Police say they believe El fully intended to murder the victims.
They also say the victims knew the attacker, but not from anything criminal in nature. Police believe El had at least one other accomplice.
El is being held on a $2.5 million bond.
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El was arrested in st. Louis and the victim's vehicle, taken after the attacks, was recovered in east st. Louis. Two other people were also questioned, but they have been released.