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Callaway Man Convicted of Mexico Beach Hotel Burglary

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A Callaway man is found guilty of burglarizing a Mexico Beach hotel room.

The State Attorney's Office says back in April 2011, Ronald Deon Lee, 34,  broke into a Mexico Beach hotel room and tried to rape one of the people staying there.

One of the other tenants in the room woke to the victim's screams and held Lee down till police arrived.

Lee was found guilty of burglary of an occupied dwelling with a battery.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on February 4th and could face life in prison.


Original Press Release Courtesy State Attorney's Office

Six men of a Bay County jury convicted Ronald Deon Lee on Wednesday of breaking into a Mexico Beach hotel room and battering two occupants. Assistant State Attorney Rob Sale told jurors in his opening statement that Lee, 34, of 6620 Enzor St., made his way into a hotel room occupied by Scott Webb, Trent Webb and Janice Williamson, from Eufaula, Ala., in the early morning hours of April 15, 2011. Williamson awoke to find Lee, naked, on top of her trying to rape her. Her scream awoke Scott Webb who fought Lee and detained him until police arrived, despite being bitten twice and having four of his toes broken. Sale said the evidence showed Lee had entered the room twice that morning. The first time he took the couple's cell phones and car keys back to his adjoining room. Lee then returned and attempted the rape, despite the fact that the woman was sleeping in the same bed as Scott Webb and Trent Webb, then 11, was in the other bed. Lee probably entered the victims' room the first time by climbing across the balconies. Lee was found guilty as charged of burglary of an occupied dwelling with a battery. He faces up to life in prison when Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet sentences him Feb. 4.