42-year-old Gerald William Fletcher was at the Hess Gas Station in Hudson, Florida Monday when he offered a 23-year-old woman who had been thrown out of her apartment a place to stay and a shower. According to the couple of news sources I’ve seen it isn’t currently known if the two knew each other or not. I am assuming that they were already acquainted because the other explanation, that a 23-year-old woman would accept a shower and a place to stay from someone she doesn’t know just boggles the mind.
Either way the young lady followed Fletcher (MySpace) in her car to his house. Once in the shower Fletcher tried to join the woman but she would have none of it and got into another room. He followed her, threw her down and tried to rape the woman who fought back. Somehow she escaped and ran out of the house to call 911. After an investigation deputies determined that her injuries were consistent with her acount and arrested Fletcher on a charge of Sexual Battery. He was held for a couple of days at the Land O’ Lakes Jail and was released on $10,000 bond yesterday.
Gerald Fletcher’s current arrest inquiry is here and he also has previous convictions in Florida (the Felony State) for Larceny, Selling Marijuana, Removing a Gravestone, Hit and Run With Injury and Driving With a Suspended or Revoked License.