Posted: Apr 9, 2013 2:30 PM by KATC
Updated: Apr 9, 2013 2:31 PM
A Lebeau man has turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest for allegedly beating and attempting to rape a woman.
Authorities say On April 2, 2013, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from an anonymous caller stating that a woman had just been beaten by a man and was in a local hospital.
Deputies say Ford struck the victim in the head with a metal hammer several times and threatened her life. Ford allegedly attempted to rape the victim before calling an ambulance and leaving the residence.
A warrant was issued for Ford on April 3, 2013 and he turned himself in to Louisiana State Police on April 5.
He is currently being held at the St. Landry Parish Jail with no bond.