DNA, evidence links man to violent home invasion

- The Clarkston Police Department says DNA and other evidence helped them identify Corey Griffin as the man responsible for viciously beating and sexually assaulting two women during a violent home invasion.

The fact that he's still out there makes it worse," Clarkston Police Sergeant Jason Elliot said.

Back in May, officers say Griffin knocked on a door on Market Street and offered to do yard work for the two women.

"They declined his offer and left for work," Sergeant Little said. "He left too but later that day he came back and broke into the home."

Sergeant Little said Griffin was inside the home when one of the women returned.

According to a news release sent out by the Clarkston Police Department, Griffin used a blunt instrument and attacked the woman before sexually assaulting her.

"She was badly beaten and left with broken bones," Sergeant Little said. "Her roommate ended up coming back a few minutes later and Griffin attacked her as well."

Police said the two women were eventually able to break free and run to a neighbor's house for help.

Police said Griffin is believed to be connected to several other violent crimes in the surrounding area and should be considered armed and dangerous. 

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