Police: Man tried to rape woman in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man broke into a home and tried to rape a woman while she was sleeping on Saturday morning, police said.

Dennis Wheaton II, 44, of Falls Church, came in through the front door and attacked the woman in her bed, police said.

It happened in the 900 block of Franklin Street at around 1:20 a.m., police said.

"The victim fought her attacker and suspect fled the area on foot. Officers responded to the scene and after a search apprehended the suspect," police said in a news release.

Wheaton is charged with Attempted Rape and Burglary. He is being held without bond.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Amy Santiago with the Alexandria Police Department at 703.746.6289.


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