Suspect arrested in Barrio Logan home-invasion sexual assault

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A man already behind bars on unrelated charges was re-booked today on suspicion of sneaking into a Barrio Logan resident’s home two months ago and trying to sexually assault her, fleeing when she broke free and called for help.

Darius Dewayne Hargrove, 28, allegedly entered the woman’s home in the 2800 block of Boston Avenue while she was asleep and attacked her about 3 a.m. March 25, according to the San Diego Police Department.

“The victim was able to get away and called police, but the (assailant) ran away before the officers arrived,” SDPD sex-crimes Lt. Carmelin Rivera said.

Two weeks later, the department released photos of the suspected perpetrator and sought the public’s help in identifying him. Subsequent tips led to the arrest of Hargrove on suspicion of burglary and assault with intent to commit rape.

Hargrove — who had been jailed April 20 on suspicion of arson, narcotics offenses, violating a court order, and lewd and disorderly conduct — is being held on $1.09 million bail, with arraignment in the sex-assault case scheduled for Monday afternoon.

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