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Woman faces sexual battery, property damage charges

by EMILY BONSANT
Staff Writer | February 1, 2024 1:00 AM

NAPLES — What could have been a night of fun turned into a night in the county jail with a local woman facing charges of sexual battery and property damages.

On Jan. 21, 2024, around 1:44 a.m. Boundary County Sheriff’s deputies and Bonners Ferry Police responded to Thoreau Lane Apartments after a report of a female allegedly attempting to break into an occupied apartment through a window. 

When they arrived, they found Savannah Lee Ann St. Onge, 23, bleeding outside the apartment. 

According to a probable cause affidavit, police said that after an evening of drinking with the apartment’s occupant, St. Onge allegedly made a sexual advance on the occupant. The apartment’s resident told her the advance was unwelcome, but St. Onge allegedly continued. 

The occupant told law enforcement that several times St. Onge touched her genitals and her chest, according to the affidavit. After St. Onge was kicked out of the apartment, the occupant claimed St. Onge banged on several of the apartment’s entrances before taking an ice pick to the resident’s bedroom window. 

Dispatch advised the individual to get behind a locked door. Law enforcement found St. Onge bleeding outside the apartment and she was treated for her wounds by Boundary Ambulance Service. 

At arraignment, St. Onge has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual battery and malicious damage to property, both misdemeanors. A trial is scheduled for March 19.