A Bay County jury last week convicted a Panama City man of breaking into a Mexico Beach hotel room and battering two occupants in April 2011.


A Bay County jury last week convicted a Panama City man of breaking into a Mexico Beach hotel room and battering two occupants in April 2011.



Ronald Deon Lee, 34, entered a hotel room occupied by Scott Webb, Trent Webb and Janice Williamson, all from Eufaula, AL, early on April 15, 2011.



Assistant State Attorney Robert Sale told jurors that Williamson awoke to find Lee naked and on top of her trying to rape her.



She screamed, awakening Scott Webb, who suffered four broken toes and was bitten twice while detaining Lee until police arrived.



The evidence, Sale said, showed Lee had entered the room twice that morning, first taking the couple’s cell phones and car keys back to his adjoining room.



He returned to attempt the rape of Williamson, even though she was sleeping the same bed as Scott Webb while Trent Webb, 11 at the time, was in the other bed.



Lee probably entered the victims’room the first time by climbing across the balconies, Sale said.



Lee was found guilty of burglary of an occupied dwelling with a battery.



He faces a maximum of life in prison when Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet sentences him Feb. 4.