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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Man Who Assaulted 88-Year-Old Woman Charged via Criminal Complaint

The man who allegedly assaulted an 88-year-old woman inside her Dallas home yesterday has been charged via criminal complaint with carjacking and possession of a stolen firearm, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox.

Kristopher Charles Martin Brown, 19, allegedly broke into the victim’s home on Cliffmere Drive around 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 8, likely through her back door, according to the federal complaint.

He punched her in the face, then brutally sexually assaulted her, the complaint alleges.

After the assault, he allegedly dug through her closet and purse, taking money, the keys to a 2007 Lexus RX, and a Remington shotgun. He then allegedly tied the victim to her chair, disabled her telephones, and told her she would find her vehicle at an address on East Overton Road in five days. He fled the scene in her Lexus.

A few hours later, Dallas Police Officers observed Mr. Brown filling up the Lexus’ tank at a local 7-Eleven, with the stolen shotgun in plain view in the rear of the vehicle. When he was apprehended, Mr. Brown was allegedly wearing Nike shoes that matched footprints found in the victim’s backyard. 

After being read his Miranda rights, Mr. Brown told officers he’d purchased the Lexus for $900 at a complex at East Overton Road. He claimed he’d purchased the shotgun there too. While undergoing processing by DPD’s Crime Scene Response team, Mr. Brown asked officers if anyone had died, noting that “the old woman got up.”

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation of wrongdoing, not evidence. Like all defendants, Mr. Brown is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

If convicted, he faces up to 35 years in federal prison. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Dallas Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney P.J. Meitl is prosecuting the case.

 

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Erin Dooley, Public Affairs Officer 214-659-8707 erin.dooley@usdoj.gov
Updated October 9, 2019