SAVANNAH, GA (April 1, 2011): A 32-year-old Savannah man has been charged with rape after he broke into the residence of a former girlfriend.

Taurus Lavon Thomas, of the 100 block of Millen Street, was arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives and West Chatham Precinct officers Friday morning at a house on Kingman Avenue.

The 22-year-old victim reported Thursday morning she was awakened by someone climbing in a window of her West Savannah residence. He ran towards her when she screamed and she recognized him as someone she had dated several years ago He punched her and forced her to a bedroom where he attacked her. She was able to fight him off and he left the residence.

Detectives were able to track him to the former address on Kingman Avenue and arrested him without incident.

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