A 21-year-old Buda man has been charged with a first-degree felony after he allegedly robbed a woman in her San Marcos apartment on Sept. 18, police say.
Around 5:30 a.m., Lee Warren Johnson was apprehended after police responded to a robbery in progress at the Aspen Heights apartment complex in the 200 block of Telluride, where a woman reportedly came home to find him hiding in her upstairs closet. Johnson then stepped out and held a black handgun to her head and told her to undress and step into the shower, according to an affidavit used to secure an arrest warrant.
Johnson allegedly struck the woman on the right side of her head and took off with about $380 from her bedroom. The victim also noticed that her white Mazda SUV was missing, says the affidavit written by San Marcos Police Officer Joyce Bender.
Bender arrested Johnson after she spotted him walking in the 1700 block of Mill Street, the affidavit says.
The victim’s white SUV was located in the rear of the apartment complex with duct tape in the back seat. The victim advised police that she had not placed the duct tape in her vehicle.
By forcing her to remove her clothes and the discovery of duct tape, police determined that Johnson had intent to commit aggravated sexual assault, according to the affidavit. However, no further charges have been filed on Johnson, who remains in Hays County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
Police arrested a 23-year-old Kyle man who allegedly raped a 26-year-old woman whom he invited to his birthday party, police say.
At about 9 p.m. on August 4, police were called out to a delayed sexual assault, in which the victim stated that Martin Vargas raped her as she slept off a night of drinking, an affidavit used to secure an arrest warrant says.
Vargas allegedly entered the extra bedroom of his friend’s house where the victim, also a guest at the home, was asleep on a bed. The victim awoke to Vargas raping her, according to the affidavit.
When interviewed by police in late August, Vargas admitted that he did take advantage of the victim due to her level of intoxication, the affidavit says. Vargas was arrested Sept. 13 and remains in Hays County Jail on a $75,000 bond, jail records show.
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