St. Landry Parish, La — A man has been placed under arrest after striking a woman in her head with a hammer in an attempt to rape her.
On April 2, an anonymous caller told authorities that a female was in Opelousas General Hospital after being struck in the head with a hammer several times.
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office located the victim at the hospital. She told deputies that Adrian James Ford, 31, of Lebeau, hit her in the head with a metal hammer several times.
Ford also threatened her life several times and attempted to rape her. He then called an ambulance and left the residence.
A warrant was issued for Ford on April 3; he turned himself in on April 5.
Ford was charged with Attempted Second-Degree Murder, Sexual Battery and Attempted Aggravated Rape.