Two Dallas teens called in a pizza order to lure a delivery worker to a Grand Prairie house, then beat the woman in the head with a pistol and sexually assaulted her on the porch, according to Grand Prairie police reports released Wednesday.
Bleeding and wearing just a bra, the 30-year-old woman drove herself back to a Grand Prairie Pizza Hut, the reports stated.
The 17-year-olds accused in the July 24 robbery and sexual assault were in custody Wednesday at the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas in what Grand Prairie police are calling one of the city's "most heinous offenses" in recent memory..
"The address that she went to turned out to be a vacant house," said Grand Prairie Det. Lyle Gensler on Wednesday. "These two are the only arrests in this case."
The teens were identified as Ferrious Cannon, 17, and Ronnie Higgs, 17.
At about 10:20 p.m. on July 24, a Tuesday, a man "claiming to be Joe" and who was laughing called the Pizza Hut in the 3000 block of W. Camp Wisdom Road and placed a $55.75 order, police said. An employee said that they would have to call the telephone number back because it had not been used before at that location.
The employee called the number and a man who sounded calm and slow in speech verified the number and order.
When the order was ready, the 30-year-old delivery woman drove to the 2000 block of Osage Trail in Grand Prairie
As she walked up to the home, the woman told police, she saw a man on the porch and another man walking up to the residence.
At some point, the man who had walked up hit her over the head with a gun, knocking her to the ground, the reports stated.
The gunman took an undisclosed amount of money from the woman then took her at gunpoint to the porch, according to the reports. On the porch, the woman was forced to perform a sex act on one of the men and was sexually assaulted, police said.
Higgs told police that he was the man on the porch and fled the scene with the pizzas after the woman was hit over the head, according to police reports.
After being assaulted, the woman, who was bleeding from her right forehead and suffering from scratches on her knees, face and arms, got into her car and drove back to the Pizza Hut.
Once emergency crews arrived at the business, the woman was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Her condition was unavailable Wednesday.
After determining where the woman had gone to make the delivery, Grand Prairie police drove to the address and combed the residence, finding the woman's broken glasses, a plastic sports drink, a Pizza Hut receipt, the woman's black underwear and various blood splatters, according to police reports.
The woman told police that after the attack the suspects opened the backdoor to her car and took her purse, which contained an unknown amount of money, police said.
Latent prints were taken from the vehicle, police said.
During the course of the investigation, authorities identified Higgs and Cannon as possible suspects, according to police reports. Higgs was arrested on Aug. 4 while Cannon was located at a home in Dallas and taken into custody on Aug. 6.
Cannon was in jail with bail set at $200,000, and Higgs was in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Cannon faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated robbery. Higgs faces an aggravated robbery charge.
"I hope that these arrests will give the victim some closure," Gensler said. "And she will be able to start the healing process."