Allegan Co. man arrested for assault in garage

Christopher Lee Allen

ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State Police records show an assault suspect who allegedly attacked a woman at her rural Allegan County home in September 2015 was on parole at the time and has a long criminal history dating back more than a decade.

Christopher Lee Allen, 29, of Lee Township, has been arraigned on several felony charges and lodged at the Allegan County Corrections Center in connection to the case.

In September, authorities say a 25-year-old woman had just gotten into her car in her garage at her home in Manlius Township, south of Holland, when the suspect opened the door, pulled her out and assaulted her. The victim defended herself and fought off the suspect. He then fled the scene.

Allen has a long criminal history dating back to 2004 and was on parole for felony breaking and entering and felony receiving and concealing weapons charges at the time of the attack, according to MSP records.

On Thursday, police confirmed the victim and Allen had no prior connection.

Deputies say a break in case occurred after a reported suspicious vehicle had been seen near the victim’s home. The suspect was arrested on unrelated charges by patrol deputies.

Detectives followed up on new information in the case and were able to get an arrest warrant for Allen in January 2016.

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