A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attacking a woman who was six months pregnant with his child, entering her apartment on Altama Avenue and attempting to throw her over a second-floor balcony, according to a Glynn County Police report.
Jeremy Lamarr Leggett remained Thursday in the Glynn County Detention Center, charged with aggravated assault with intent to murder, rape or rob, criminal trespass and third degree cruelty to children in connection with the March 29 incident. Police said the two also have a 1-year-old child, who was present during the attack at The Reserve at Altama, 5801 Altama Ave.
The victim told police she had just stepped out of the shower and was holding a phone conversation with a relative when Leggett allegedly assaulted her without provocation, the report said. He allegedly attempted to strangle her and also bit her on the hip, police said. Leggett then allegedly dragged her, nude, outside and tried to throw her over the second-floor balcony railing, the report said.
A neighbor told police she heard screaming and came outside and “observed the victim being forcefully held on the edge of the second floor balcony and was fully nude,” the report said.
Leggett allegedly ran away when he saw the neighbor. Leggett, who did not live at the apartment, then allegedly drove away in the victim’s vehicle.
Police detected bite marks on the woman’s hip as well as signs of injury to her neck. County paramedics took her to Southeast Georgia Health System for a medical evaluation, the report said.
At the woman’s request, the apartment’s property manager changed her door locks, the report said. Police had been on the lookout for Leggett ever since, catching up to him on Tuesday.