Waco, TexasKWTX)- A Waco man who authorities say claims a protection order against him creates a “mass murderer” was charged Sunday with breaking into the home of a Hewitt woman, strangling her and sexually assaulting her.
Alto Junior Rhodes, 52, remains in McLennan County Jail on bail totaling $185,000 following his arrest on Sunday on charges of sexual assault, assault/breathing difficulty, retaliation, violation of a protection order and evading arrest in the incidents that began in a woman’s apartment on the 100 block of Royal Lane in Hewitt.
A woman living there said she was asleep when Rhodes broke through the back door of her apartment around 3 a.m. Sunday. She said he ordered her to either use methamphetamine on him or have sexual intercourse with him, according to an affidavit filed in the Rhodes case.
The woman told police that she reluctantly had sexual intercourse with Rhodes in the living room, after which he dragged her by the hair into the bedroom and raped her. Rhodes also strangled her and threw her to the ground, breaking the woman’s wrist, the affidavit alleges.
The woman eventually convinced Rhodes to leave, and the woman called the police.
According to the affidavit, Hewitt police found Rhodes outside the apartments on Majestic Drive, and Rhodes escaped on foot. He was caught near a dumpster behind the apartments and told officers his name was “Jay”, as the records state. Rhodes admitted on the officer’s recorded body camera that he violated a protection order against him and said that “what” the woman did to him “creates killers.”
Rhodes repeated his claim when he was sent to the McLennan County Jail, stating before several witnesses that the woman had “created a mass murderer,” according to an affidavit.
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