Sharon Police report that at the height of the storm last night, a Hyde Park man crashed into a car at the end of a driveway on Billings Street.
Rather than seek help, police say, Ricardo Francis, 39, broke into the house and attacked a woman in an upstairs bedroom.
Within seconds [of a 911 call at 11:25 p.m.], a patrol officer responded to the scene and encountered an enraged 39 year old male, later identified as Ricardo Francis of Hyde Park in the upstairs bedroom of the home. The officer subdued the suspect at gunpoint and the suspect was eventually arrested and placed into custody. At the time of the incident an adult female and her three school age children were at the residence. The female was assaulted by the suspect and sustained non- life-threatening injuries. The three children were unharmed. At this time there does not appear to be any nexus between the suspect and the victims other than the fact that the suspect’s car ran off the roadway, in the snow and struck a vehicle located at the end of the driveway.
Francis was charged with armed home invasion and other violations, police say.