Police: Home invader tried to strangle Dearborn woman

The Detroit News

Dearborn — A 22-year-old Detroit man has been charged with invading the home of a Dearborn woman and trying to strangle her.

Terrance Eugene Simmons was arraigned on charges of home invasion and assault by strangulation, Dearborn police said in a news release.

Officers responded to a home in the 7900 block of Appoline about 3 a.m. Aug. 27 on a report of a home invasion. The victim told officers she was asleep in bed and awoke to find a man on top of her.

The woman said she screamed and the man tried to cover her mouth and strangle her. He then ran from the home.

Evidence was recovered that led police to Simmons, who was arrested the next day at a relative’s home in Detroit, according to the news release.

Bond was set at $50,000 cash/surety and a probable cause conference was scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in 19th District Court. A preliminary exam is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 18.

Dearborn Police have scheduled a news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday at police headquarters, 16099 Michigan Ave., to discuss the home invasion case and other recent arrests.