|For Immediate Release
January 23, 2006
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Deputy District Attorney
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 292-2718 Cell
HUNTINGTON BEACH PAROLEE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDERS AND FORCIBLE RAPE IN INCIDENT WHERE SHERIFF’S DEPUTY WAS TRYING TO SAVE A WOMAN DURING A RAPE IN PROGRESS.
NEWPORT BEACH – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) announced today the filing of charges against a parolee who was confronted by an Orange County Sheriff’s deputy trying to rescue a 22-year-old woman (Jane Doe) during a rape. Parolee Sabree Muhammad Triplett, 27, Huntington Beach, was charged with two counts of attempted murder with a car, aggravated assault likely to cause great bodily injury, forcible rape, felony evading, and driving with a suspended license. The OCDA also alleged that Triplett had been to prison twice recently for a 1999 possession of drugs and 2003 possession of drugs for sale. If convicted of all charges, he will be sent to prison for 21 years to life.
On January 21, 2006, Jane Doe was at the Time Out Tavern in Aliso Viejo. Triplett is accused of not taking “no” for an answer, biting, choking and punching her, forcibly pulling down her pants, and raping her. Jane Doe suffered physical damages.
Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Porras was responding to the area on an unrelated call in his marked police car wearing a full police uniform. Deputy Porras shined the lights of his police car on Defendant’s car. The defendant is accused of struggling with Jane Doe and jumping into his front seat. The victim screamed and jumped out of the car. The defendant is accused of almost running over Jane Doe and Deputy Porras who was then out of his car trying to save Jane Doe. Deputy Porras and the victim had to jump away to not be hit by the defendant. Defendant was shot as he was leaving the parking lot. Defendant is accused of evading another Sheriff’s deputy fleeing from the scene. He was eventually stopped and taken to receive medical help.
Deputy District Attorney Lynda Fernandez of the Sexual Assaults Unit is prosecuting this case. The defendant’s arraignment is scheduled for tomorrow at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. He is not likely to be arraigned due to medical issues. There is a no bail hold on this defendant.