Man arrested for attempting to sexually assault woman in Morgan Hill

MORGAN HILL (BCN/KRON)–Police arrested a man accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman this morning at a Shell gas station in Morgan Hill, police said.

Morgan Hill resident, 27-year-old Richard Dollarhide, was arrested around 5:00 p.m.

The victim reported the incident to police at 6:30 a.m. from a gas station at 810 E. Dunne Ave.

The victim was an employee at the gas station. She told officers the suspect walked into the business acting nervous and was asking for free goods.

The victim told the man he needed to leave because he was asking for free things and he allegedly grabbed the woman by the arms and dragged her toward a back room, according to police.

The woman allegedly fought off the man by hitting him in the face.

Police said the suspect suffered injuries to his face and ran away from the business east through the parking lot of Home Depot.

Dollarhide was taken into custody and booked at the Santa Clara County Jail for attempted sexual assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and a parole violation, according to police.

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