SoCal Man Charged With Attack on 90-Year-Old Woman in Her Home

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SoCal Man Charged With Attack on 90-Year-Old Woman in Her Home

Los Angeles County Sheriff deputies guard a home in the city of Lancaster in the high desert Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles on Nov. 29, 2021. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo)

City News Service

City News Service

12/22/2023

Updated: 1/11/2024

WEST COVINA, Calif.—A man was charged Dec. 21 with elder abuse and other charges stemming from an alleged attack on a 90-year-old woman in her Valinda home in January.
Jeremy Rahmelle Dates, 29, pleaded not guilty to one count each of elder abuse, residential burglary with a person present, and attempted residential robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The case includes an allegation that the defendant caused great bodily injury to a victim over the age of 70, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities said the charges stem from an alleged attack in late January on a then-90-year-old woman.
The woman was beaten and suffered facial and head trauma that resulted in her being seriously injured before her bedroom was ransacked, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Dates was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop in Upland by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Major Crimes Bureau Burglary/Robbery Task Force Tuesday, authorities said.
He has remained behind bars since then, jail records show.
Mr. Dates’s bail is set at just over $1 million pending a bail review hearing next Thursday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Sheriff’s officials said investigators were looking into whether the attack was connected to a series of home invasion robberies in the Southern California area.
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