The man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a woman in Gretna made his first court appearance in Sarpy County.
A judge set bond at ten percent of $250,000 for Kelley Hill. Hill is charged with assault and attempted sexual assault.
He is expected back in court on August 11.
Devonshire Drive in Gretna looked peaceful on Monday but it had more police cars there Sunday morning than it will see all year.
It was 2:30 in the morning and two women in their 20s were walking home from a house down 204th Street - a main two-lane road. That's when investigators say Kelley Hill surfaced.
Sarpy County Chief Deputy County Attorney Tricia Freeman said, "He yelled a threatening remark to both of them and then attacked one of them. It appears to be random. It doesn't appear that he has any knowledge of these gals.”
Sarpy County Sheriff’s investigators say Hill punched one of the women in the face several times and then dragged the other across the street, allegedly attempting to sexually assault her. Both women were screaming, a neighbor heard the commotion and scared away the suspect.
Investigators say it’s refreshing to see someone respond to a call for help.
Freeman said, "I think you have to attribute the small town to that a little bit. When things happen in a small town there's a different flavor and a different willingness to get involved because it could be your neighbor.”
After checking on the women, the neighbor ran after the attacker but lost him in the park a block away. Investigators found him a few minutes later.
Investigators say Hill appears to be homeless. It looks like he was sleeping on pine needles when they found him at Gretna’s North Park.
The 32-year-old Kelley has been in trouble in Douglas and Sarpy counties. He has a pending child abuse case and spent six months in jail last year for domestic assault.
We spoke with the neighbor who intervened in Sunday’s incident. He didn't want to talk about what he did, preferring to remain out of the limelight.