Man charged for assaulting lady at Walnut Creek BART


MARTINEZ, Calif. (KRON) — A Pittsburg man accused of trying to sexually assault a girl on the Walnut Creek BART station earlier this month has been charged, in accordance with a press launch from the Contra Costa County District Lawyer’s Workplace. Richard Lee McDowell, 35, of Pittsburg, faces a three-count felony criticism for kidnapping, tried rape and assault of a 20-year-old Jane Doe who lives in Daly Metropolis.

McDowell and the sufferer had been on the identical BART prepare round midnight on Oct. 7, when the prepare stopped at Walnut Creek BART, in accordance with the press launch. When the sufferer exited onto the platform, McDowell adopted her. Nobody else was on the platform. McDowell grabbed the sufferer and compelled her into an elevator. The 2 struggled and at one level, the discharge states, the sufferer activated the elevator’s emergency alarm.

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McDowell fled whereas BART police had been en route. Safety digital camera footage and an outline put out in a regulation enforcement bulletin led him to be arrested by BART police on Oct. 15 at North Harmony Station. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility and will likely be arraigned on Oct. 21 in Superior Courtroom of California in Martinez.

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