Coral Springs Police arrested 19 year old Gary Lenard Holmes of Pompano Beach after he entered the home of a 25 year old woman Sunday night just before 8:00 PM in the 2300 block of NW 95 Avenue in Coral Springs.
Detectives believe that Holmes was there to commit a burglary and once inside the home, he was confronted by the woman who was there with her newborn child. Holmes was armed with a knife and attacked the woman. During the attack, the woman was sexually battered. The child was unharmed.
The woman was able to call police initially from her cell phone and then from a home phone. Officers arrived immediately and established a perimeter ultimately containing Holmes. Holmes eventually surrendered to officers and was taken into custody. The woman was treated at a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Holmes is charged with 3 counts of armed sexual battery, 1 count of burglary with a battery, 1 count of armed occupied burglary, and 1 count of petit theft.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jill Shelton in the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Unit at 954-346-1222.