Documents: Newport News woman sexually assaulted while sleeping in her bed

Posted at 9:10 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-23 18:36:44-05

Newport News, Va. -She screamed. He told her to "shut up."

She cried. He punched her.

Those were just some of the details revealed in court documents NewsChannel 3 obtained after the arrest of 21- year old Alton Jones.

Police say he is the homeless man from Hampton who has been arrested and charged in a rape investigation that began Sunday morning.

The 24-year-old female victim contacted Newport News Police on Sunday morning to report a rape that had occurred a few hours earlier, between 1:30-2:00 a.m.

According to the criminal complaint, the woman told investigators that she was asleep in her apartment when she woke up to a man standing over her bed.  She said when she screamed and struggled, the suspect put his hand over her mouth and repeated to tell her to "shut home. She then told police the suspect threatened to kill her and her pets with a knife.  In the criminal complaint, the victim also told police the man forced her to perform oral sex and that when she cried, he punched her in the ribs. The suspect raped her twice before leaving with her cell phone, money and a bottle of Cranberry Ginger Ale.

Police believe the suspect gained entry into the apartment by forcing open a patio door. During the investigation, officers learned that there had been similar attempts to gain entry into another apartment in the same area near Hickory Point Boulevard.

Police immediately began investigating and while they were patrolling they found Jones, saw he matched the suspect's description and brought him in for questioning.

According to court documents, police say Jones let them search his backpack and that's when they found the bottle of ginger ale and the victim's phone.

Jones has been charged with abduction, two counts of rape, sodomy, assault and battery, burglary and grand larceny.

Police aren't releasing his mugshot as they are looking to see if Jones is connected to any other sexual assaults. He is being held in jail without bond.