GARY | A Chicago man is accused of breaking into a Gary home and trying to rape the homeowner, according to court records.
Cedric P. Harris, 30, was charged Friday with burglary resulting in bodily injury, attempted rape, burglary, stalking, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, strangulation and domestic battery. He remained Monday in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
The woman awoke early April 18 to Harris choking her and attempting to sexually assault her, according to the affidavit. The woman was able to run away, and was treated at Methodist Hospital Northlake Campus in Gary for five stitches to her forehead, an injured nose, knots on her head and bruises on her neck.
On April 25, Harris allegedly left the woman threatening messages stating he would kill her if she went through with a divorce case, the affidavit stated. Later that day the woman returned home and found her house in disarray, with jewelry missing and her furniture damaged.
Harris was arrested April 29 after the woman found him again in her home. According to the affidavit, the woman has a restraining order against Harris.