Thursday, August 06, 2015
FL: Armed Neighbor stops Brutal Attack
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 57-year-old Jacksonville man faces felony charges after allegedly trying to rape a woman who had a restraining order against him Sunday and beating her so severely that her eyes were almost completely swollen shut, authorities said.
The attack was thwarted by an armed neighbor who witnessed part of it and intervened with a handgun, scaring the suspect away, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrest report. Police located and arrested the suspect, identified as Zachery Leonard Richardson, 57, of Stockton Street, hours later.