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Alert Neighbors Help Save Sexual Assault Victim, Suspect’s Capture Caught on Video

BROOKSVILLE – On Wednesday, RNRF broke the news of a woman who was brutally attacked by a convicted sexual offender inside her home on Brook Drive. RNRF arrived in the area of Oakwood Drive, just north of Hernando High School, where deputies believed they had the suspect surrounded. K-9 tracked the suspect from where the incident occurred to a storm drain that runs from the north side of Oakwood Drive, under the roadway and onto school property. After several minutes, the suspect, later identified as 52-year-old Lee Roy Rettley, emerged from an access point near the High School Stadium. Rettley was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail. (CLICK HERE FOR EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF RETTLEY’S CAPTURE)

On Friday, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference, where officials provided additional details into the terrifying incident. Maj. Jim Powers says, “Around 11:30 a.m. we had a violent and brutal attack on one of our citizens.” Powers says the victim was located inside the residence with injuries to her face and her clothing was ripped and torn. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment and deputies began searching for the suspect.

According to Powers, several witnesses heard the victim screaming for help and ran to her aid. Just as they entered the home, witnesses observed Rettley escape through the victim’s bedroom window.

Officials say the victim was beat and strangled to the point of nearly losing consciousness. At some point during the attack, the victim grabbed a wooden box and struck Rettley, allowing the victim an opportunity break free. The victim told investigators that Rettley stated, “I’m going to kill you because you are going to call the cops after I leave.”

Rettley told investigators during an interview, “I just snapped.”

Rettley is charged with Sexual Assault, Home Invasion Robbery and Committing a Felony that Could Cause Death. Rettley remains behind bars, held on an $80,000 bond.

Officials say Rettley was just released from Prison last February.

ORIGINAL REPORT: DEVELOPING: ATTEMPTED RAPE SUSPECT CAPTURED, FOUND HIDING IN STORM DRAIN

A Gofundme page has been created to help the victim recover: https://www.gofundme.com/41ivn7s

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  • Aliases
    Leroy A Rattley, Leroy Rattley, Leroy Alexander Rattley

    Crime Information

    07/29/1987 SEX BAT BY ADULT/VCTM UNDER 12; F.S. 794.011 Palm Beach, FL
    10/23/1987 SEX BAT/ WPN. OR FORCE; F.S. 794.011 Duval, FL
    07/29/1987 SEX BAT/INJ NOT LIKELY; F.S. 794.011 Palm Beach, FL

    6/23/2017 Brooksville,FL

    And how many more ??????
    So should he be set free again Nope i don’t think so.

    TheWatcher

    Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 4:53 pm
  • Makes a good argument for owning a firearm. Blow these scumbags brains out.

    Monday, 26 June 2017, 11:16 am
  • Wheres all his supporters saying he is a good man and just misunderstood??? He was in a storm drain with the rats just like him. They should have called the fire dept. There and flooded the entire storm drain with him in it and drowned his

    Sunday, 25 June 2017, 4:00 pm
  • We still have a tree by the courthouse now would be a great time to use it I’m

    thinking the last time it was used was around 1921 it should still be able to

    support one more.

    The Watcher

    Sunday, 25 June 2017, 10:58 am
    • Hmmm, is this tree meant for all and any people!

      Sunday, 25 June 2017, 6:57 pm
      • Should be…

        Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:05 am
      • this tree can support anyone save money and time use a tree.

        The Watcher

        Monday, 26 June 2017, 8:11 pm
  • Why on earth would he have bond? One of the people he previously assaulted was a girl under the age of 12. He’s a sick bastard who going to continue to assault and rape woman. They need to throw away the key on this guy!!

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 11:16 pm
  • May God bless those neighbors. My prayers go out to the victim. A long time ago I was in your shoes but I was accosted outside of my job. I spent 5 hours with the rapist at gun point. He was an escapee from Texas – walked right out of a holding cell in the courthouse and terrorized 8 women between Texas & Florida!!!! I’m praying rettley does not return to my neighborhood because I live alone. My prayers for YOU to continue your recovery with help from your GOOD NEIGHBORS. Law makers need to get serious on these crimes. If it was one of their family members you can bet some things would change in a hurry.

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 8:54 pm
    • get a gun

      Sunday, 25 June 2017, 9:48 am
    • Unfortunately that’s the way it DOES work here in Hernando County. Depending on your ‘connections’ gets some people free passes to commit heinous crimes and never be charged for them, to include murder. This Sheriff’s Dept. is very guilty of this and the St. Atty office is most complicit as well. And don’t let ANYONE tell you otherwise.

      Monday, 26 June 2017, 5:04 am
  • castrate his

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:30 pm
  • WOW! THIS PIECE EVIL SCUM HAS BOND! FREAKIN KIDDING! DROP ALL OF THESE TYPE’S ESP. THOSE THAT PREY ON CHILDREN IN THE MIDDLE EXACT MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC, SHARKS LIVES MATTER! LET’S FEED THEM!

    Saturday, 24 June 2017, 1:14 pm

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