Police: Woman's plea ended attempted rape
October 04, 2018 12:54 PM
SANTA FE, N.M. - A California truck driver is facing multiple charges after police say he attempted to rape an Albuquerque woman.
According to police documents, 49-year-old Jimmie Lawrence said he was getting food at the Taco Cabana near Cottonwood Mall when he saw a woman lying on the ground outside.
Lawrence told police he gave her a sweater, some cash and offered her a ride that she accepted.
The woman told officers she had been drinking for three days and fell asleep on a bed in the truck as the two drove north on I-25 toward Santa Fe.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she woke up with Lawrence trying to take off her pants. She says he then pinned her arms down, threatened her with a knife and then choked her.
The woman says he stopped and began to cry when she said: "you have two kids you don't want to do this." The two continued on to Santa Fe where she got out of the truck and found help.
Police say Lawrence stated that the woman was coming on to him and he did disclose attempting to have 'consensual' sex with her.
Police decided to arrest Lawrence based upon the physical evidence and statements made by both parties. He is facing charges for attempt to commit a felony: criminal sexual penetration in the second degree, aggravated battery, and aggravated assault.
According to our partners at the Santa Fe New Mexican, on Wednesday a judge ordered Lawrence to pay a 10-percent bond of $7,500 to get out of jail citing that he has a "lengthy court history as it relates to violence," in addition to eight aliases as well as alias birthdates and Social Security numbers.
Updated: October 04, 2018 12:54 PM
Created: October 04, 2018 11:57 AM
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