A man accused of trying to rape a woman in Canyon County wore plastic bags over his shoes to try to conceal his shoe prints, officials say.
A sheriff's dog tracked Cayetano Omar Duarte, 25, from the victim's parents' home in Notus just south to his home on Idaho Avenue, where a deputy arrested him, according to the Canyon County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were called to the area about 12:45 a.m. Friday by a woman who said Duarte attacked her after identifying himself by her boyfriend's name so she would open the door, according to court documents. The woman and Duarte are acquaintances.
The woman said she opened the door then closed it and text messaged a friend, but Duarte forced open the door and held her against her will for about 10 minutes while she "tried to talk him out of raping her," court documents say.
The text message may have saved her from more violence. Deputies say the woman's arrived just as Duarte was trying to make her cross the street to his home.
The victim also took a photograph of Cayetano in her parents' home, deputies say.
No one answered the door at Duarte's trailer, but the victim identified him when she saw him standing outside the home, according to the sheriff's office.
Deputies say they showed the photo to Duarte after he told them he hadn't seen the victim in five months. Duarte then told them he'd tried to talk to the victim that night and had worn bags over his feet because "'I know how she is, she invents things. I didn't want her to say that I went to...' before trailing off," according to court documents.
Deputies concluded that Duarte wanted to conceal his shoe prints "because he knew he was about to commit a crime."
Duarte is in the Canyon County Jail on battery, burglary, first-degree kidnapping and attempted rape. His bond is $250,000, but he won't get out even if he pays that because of a federal immigration hold.