ST. GEORGE – A 19-year-old Santa Clara man was arrested Tuesday on for allegedly breaking into the home of a 94-year-old woman and assaulting her.
Just before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a 19 year-old male allegedly entered the back door of a trailer on the 1900 West block of 1525 North in St. George and encountered a 94-year-old female.
When she asked what he was doing in her home, the man punched her in the mouth.
The man then tried to leave through a different door and could not open it. The woman followed in the confusion of what was happening and the man punched her again. He then fled out another door.
The man then ran a couple of blocks and jumped over a fence and into the yard of another residence. The occupants of that residence detained the man, who was intoxicated, until the police arrived and took him into custody.
The man was taken to jail for multiple charges stemming from the assault and trespassing, as well as alcohol related charges.
The 94-year-old female met with officers but refused any medical attention.