Wood County sheriff: Man accused of breaking into woman’s home, sexually assaulting her

Lewis Douglas (Source: Wood County Jail)
Lewis Douglas (Source: Wood County Jail)(Wood County Jail)
Published: Oct. 4, 2019 at 12:49 PM CDT
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WOOD COUNTY, TEXAS (KLTV) - Deputies with the Wood County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Houston man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at her home the day after he was released from jail.

Lewis Joseph Douglas is charged with burglary of a habitation, aggravated sexual assault, assault and interference with an emergency call. He was booked into jail early Friday and is being held on a collective bond of $285,000.

Douglas had just been released from jail a day before, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Tom Castloo said a deputy responded to a home north of Quitman at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, following a panic alarm sounding. The deputy was met at the door by Douglas, who claimed there was no problem. Castloo said a woman then ran out of the house and said Douglas had forced his way into the home and sexually assaulted and choked her.

Douglas was arrested at the site.

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