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Foxboro police, responding to a 911 call from an apartment complex at 101 Chestnut St. reporting a woman screaming at 3:24 a.m. Sunday, arrested a Brockton man on charges that include kidnapping, assault to rape and armed assault to murder.

Adelito Fonseca, 18, of 21 Howard St., Brockton, was taken into custody without incident, according to Police Chief Edward O'Leary. The female victim told police she had been held against her will at knife point by Fonseca, who threatened to kill her if she did not have sex with him.

Officers responding to the 911 call reportedly discovered the suspect and victim hiding in a car at the apartment complex . Police recovered a large steak knife during a search of the car.

Police say the victim and Fonseca met at a Providence nightclub earlier that night, and the woman had agreed to let Fonseca drive her home. They reportedly stopped at the Chestnut Street apartment complex, where neither resides. O'Leary explained that the suspect knows a resident of the complex and had been there before. Police say they left one of the apartments a short time after arriving.

"While driving the female victim home, Fonseca allegedly told the victim that she was going to have sex with him or he would kill her," police said in a press release issued Monday

The woman somehow escaped the car, according to police. However, Fonseca allegedly followed her, grabbed her, put the knife to her throat, forced her back into the car, and drove back to the Chestnut Street apartment complex, police said. Her screams, however, resulted in the 911 call which brought police in time to arrest Fonseca.

The arresting officers were Shawn Buckley, Joseph McDonald, Timothy Headd and Patrick Mattson.

According to police, Fonseca faces the following charges: armed assault to murder, kidnapping, assault and battery to intimidate, assault to rape, intimidation of a witness, assault and battery, and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (knife).

He was held overnight at the Foxboro Police Station on $25,000 bail.

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Police: Man threatened woman with knife, rape

Adelito Fonseca appears in Wrentham District Court on Monday. (Pool photo)

WRENTHAM - A Brockton man was arraigned in Wrentham District Court Monday on charges of kidnapping, assault to rape and a litany of other complaints in connection with a pre-dawn incident in Foxboro in which police say he held a knife to a woman's throat and threatened to kill her unless she had sex with him.

Adelito Fonseca, 18, pleaded innocent to the charges and was ordered jailed in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.

Other charges lodged against him include armed assault to murder, assault and battery to intimidate and two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

The woman Fonseca is accused of assaulting is from Providence.

Authorities say the incident began at a Providence nightclub where Fonseca met the woman and ended shortly after 3:40 a.m. Sunday outside the Oak Ridge Apartments complex on Chestnut Street when the woman screamed for help, waking residents of the complex.

Assistant District Attorney Adam Lally said the woman thought Fonseca was going to drive her home from the nightclub, but instead took her initially to his Brockton apartment where he said he wanted to have sex with her.

When she refused, Lally told the court, Fonseca brandished a large steak knife and "stated he would kill her if she didn't have sex with him."

At that point, Lally alleged, Fonseca and the woman got back in the car, where Fonseca again threatened to kill her unless she changed her mind.

In the car, Fonseca allegedly grabbed the woman by the back of the neck, and she pleaded for her life, saying she has a 2-year-old daughter, Lally said.

At some point, the woman managed to escape the car on Interstate 95 and fled into nearby woods.

But Fonseca followed her, Lally said, and she got back into the car, where Fonseca said "he had a gun and he would use it on her."

The pair then drove to Foxboro, where police said a friend of Fonseca lives.

Police reported receiving a 911 call at 3:42 a.m. Sunday from a resident of the Oak Ridge Apartments.

The resident reported hearing a woman screaming that a man was trying to kill her and "something about a knife," Lally said.

Police searched the area and found Fonseca and the woman hiding in the car.

Attorney Donandrea Costello, who represented Fonseca during Monday's proceedings, pointed out that the woman got into Fonseca's car two or three times that night.

"She obviously felt secure enough to go wherever they were to go," he said, adding that although police found a steak knife in the back seat of Fonseca's car, "none of his fingerprints were ever found on that."

In addition to ordering Fonseca jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail in Monday's case, Judge Warren Powers revoked bail on an open case in Walpole, in which Fonseca was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and possession of a firearm without a firearm identification card, Lally said.

Walpole police found shotgun shells in a car during a traffic stop in which Fonseca was among the passengers in the car. As a condition of his release at that time, Fonseca was ordered not to possess firearms, Lally said.

Costello appealed the bail Powers set Monday.

Should Fonseca post bail, he must stay away from the woman and be subject to GPS monitoring.

Powers continued the case until Dec. 17 for a pre-trial hearing.
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