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Arrest made in attempted rape, Haltom City police say

A 33-year-old man suspected of trying to rape a woman at her house earlier this month was in jail on Saturday facing a charge of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony.

Police said that on Nov. 10, Felipe Muñoz Juarez of Haltom City forced his way into a woman’s residence in the 5000 block of Huddleston Street and put his hand inside her pajamas.

The woman, who was sleeping at the time, woke up, grabbed a hammer and chased the suspect away, police said.

Investigators identified Juarez through fingerprints recovered at the scene, and arrested him about 11 a.m.

Bail has been set at $35,000, police said. If convicted, Juarez faces a prison term ranging from 5 to 99 years and a fine of up to $10,000, police said in a written statement.

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