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Intoxicated woman shoots at man who raped her, Nacogdoches Police say

Stephen Barnes mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Stephen Barnes mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) -

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - A woman woke up to find a man sexually assaulting her at a house party in Nacogdoches and fired a gun at him to scare him away, according to Nacogdoches Police.

Police responded to the scene and arrested Stephen Elliott Barnes, 33, of Lufkin, and charged him with sexual assault.

According to police spokesman Sgt. Greg Sowell, the woman was intoxicated and fell asleep at the party. She woke up to find Barnes on her. He had already assaulted her, Sowell said.

The woman chased Barnes out of the house and fired two rounds from a handgun at him.

Police responded to the scene and arrested Barnes without incident.

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