Crime

Woman's cry for help prompts 911 call; ex-boyfriend jailed on rape charge

Damon Adolph
Damon Adolph

BAY ST. LOUIS -- A man who police say broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and raped her was arrested at her home after someone nearby heard the woman screaming and called 911.

Damon Adolph, 30, of Bay St. Louis, was arrested on charges of forcible rape, domestic violence and burglary, Bay St. Louis police Sgt. Gary Hudgens said.

Hudgens said several officers arrived within two minutes at a rental home near Old Spanish Trail and Sycamore Street about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday after a 911 caller reported a woman was pleading for help.

"Once they arrived, a female came running out, screaming that she had been raped and a man was inside," Hudgens said.

Police went into the house through a back door, and Hudgens said Adolph, who is the woman's ex-boyfriend, was detained as he tried to run out the front door.

Hudgens said the woman was home alone. She was taken to an area hospital and later released.

Adolph is being held at the Harrison County jail on a $100,000 bond.

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