Man faces charges in attacking woman at Brentwood gym
BRENTWOOD (AP) - A 39-year-old man is accused of trying to sexually assault a woman who was exercising early in the morning at an eastern Missouri gym.
Grant L. Deere of Hannibal is charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree attempted sodomy. Police say the woman fought off Deere and called authorities just before 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 to Club Fitness.
Gym members have 24/7 access to the Brentwood facility by using an electronic pass card. The gym's vice president says another member had mistakenly let Deere, a non-member, inside the facility.
Police said Tuesday that Deere pulled the woman off a piece of exercise equipment and wrestled her to the floor. The woman escaped and called authorities.
Deere was later found and arrested. It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.
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