SF POLICE ARREST SUSPECT
IN MISSION DISTRICT HOME INVASION ROBBERY
By Angela Hokanson, Bay City News Service
February 8, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - San Francisco police arrested a
man suspected of assaulting a woman with a hammer during a home
invasion robbery in the Mission District of San Francisco Monday
morning shortly after the robbery occurred, according to police.
Jerome Houston, who is also known as Jerome Fortson, is suspected
of entering a residence in the 100 block of Linda Street by kicking
in a back door at around 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Houston allegedly attacked a 25-year-old woman in a bedroom of
the residence. When the woman started using a hammer to defend
herself, the suspect grabbed the hammer and began striking her
with it, police reported.
The suspect fled the residence with a digital camera, according
Houston was located at 21st and Valencia streets after the victim's
neighbors called police and the victim provided police with a
description of the suspect. The victim identified Houston as her
assailant, police reported.
Houston, 54, has been charged with attempted murder, burglary,
robbery, and violation of parole.
The victim is in the hospital with serious but non life-threatening
injuries, police reported.
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