Chester, South Carolina - Samuel Markus Dye, 20, allegedly attacked his grandmother with a hammer and then attempted to raped her. Dye's father reportedly heard his 61-year-old mother screaming, ran into her bedroom and saw his Samuel Dye on top of his grandmother. The father, 43, pulled his son off the elderly woman, according to the Daily Mail.
Samuel Dye had allegedly complained about not being able to find a girlfriend and told his grandma he was going to “get some” before hitting her with a hammer and sexually assaulting the senior citizen. Dye's father detained his son until police officers arrived. The alleged rape took place at the grandmother's home after Samuel Dye arrived there around 4 am.
The grandmother told Chester, South Carolina law enforcement officers that Dye arrived at her home carrying a hammer and talking about not having a girlfriend, according to the Charlotte Observer. The woman told police officers she pleaded with her grandson to calm down and reportedly tried to get the young man to pray with her before the alleged attack began. Dye then allegedly exposed himself and attempted to rape his grandmother. The alleged rapist hit his grandmother in the head with the hammer and knocked her to the ground.
Samuel Dye's arrest comes on the heels of another alleged grandmother rape in Colorado. Trevon Isaac, 15, was arrested for allegedly raping his 59-year-old grandma while she slept. Last year a New Orleans man was arrested for raping his double amputee, 85-year-old grandmother, the Digital Journal reports.
The Charlotte Observer also notes that Samuel Dye as no prior criminal record in South Carolina, aside from a minor moving violation. Dye is currently being held in the Chester County Detention Center on attempted murder and attempted sexual contact charges in connection to the alleged attempted rape of his grandmother.