A Barnstable District Court judge upheld the $500 bail for a Yarmouth man accused of breaking into a group home in Hyannis Sunday morning and assulting a woman in her bed.
Cristian Lema, age 29, of Yarmouth was found hiding in a bathtub when Barnstable Police searched the residence. He was initially released on $500 cash bail by a bail commissioner Sunday morning. He appeared in Barnstable District Court Monday morning and a judge continued the $500 bail. Lema is due back in court on July 26th. Meanwhile, he is at liberty in the community.
From Barnstable Police:
Early Morning Burglary Leads to Arrest
At 2:25am on Sunday, June 17th, Barnstable Police were called to a group home at 22 Main St. Hyannis after a male subject entered the residence and assaulted an occupant.
Arriving officers spoke with a 52-year-old female victim, who stated she was sleeping in her 3rd-floor bedroom when a male entered the room and covered her nose and mouth with his hand.
The victim screamed, causing the male to flee the bedroom, down the stairs to a 1st-floor section of the home which had no exit.
Officers searched the residence and located 29-year-old Cristian Lema of Yarmouth, hiding in a bathtub. Lema was placed under arrest and transported to the Barnstable Police Department where he was booked for Armed Burglary – Assault on an Occupant, and Strangulation or Suffocation.
He was later bailed on $500 cash and is due to appear in Barnstable District Court on Monday, June 18th.