CONROE, Texas – A 32-year-old man was arrested in southwest Houston on Friday, two days after authorities said he sexually assaulted and tortured a woman in her own garage.
On Wednesday, police said, Gregory Kocian attacked the 44-year-old victim in the early-morning hours.
The woman said that when she went to see why her dogs were barking, she was struck in the back of the head by an unknown object, which rendered her unconscious, police said.
When the woman woke up, she said she was in the garage and bound by extension cords, according to police.
She said this is when she recognized Kocian, a family friend.
The woman told police Kocian brutally tortured and sexually assaulted her for the next several hours.
According to authorities, she said that during the assault, she was choked, cut numerous times, stabbed and threatened with death for nearly six hours.
The woman told police when she attempted to get away from Kocian, his abuse would become worse. When Kocian left the house in the 10600 block of Royal Adrian Drive around 6 a.m., the woman said she was able to escape to a neighbor's house and contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
An aggravated sexual assault arrest warrant was issued for Kocian on Wednesday, and on Friday, authorities located him.
He is being held in the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail with a $1 million bond.