On July 2, A 64-year-old woman awoke at her Washington Street home to a man standing by her and tapping her arm, she told police.
On March 13, the 23-year-old charged with breaking into the woman's home, asssaulting her and stealing items, was in Salem Superior Court for a hearing to talk about him possibly changing his plea to guilty, said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex County DA Jonathan Blodgett.
The case was continued.
Sean Delangis, of 22 Washburn St., Lynn, is due back in the Salem court for a possible change of plea on March 27.
Delangis faces charges of assault and battery on a person over the age of 60 with bodily injury, burglary and larceny from a building, according to court records.
He was indicted on the charges by a grand jury in September and entered not guilty pleas on them at his arraignment in November.
In the early morning hours of July 2, Delangis allegedly entered a home at 295 Washington St.
When asked why he committed the crime, Delangis reportedly told police "I was drunk and wanted an adrenaline rush," according to court documents.
The alleged victim told police that out of fear for her life, she wrestled Delangis to the floor and he broke away from her, leaving her with a cut and minor abrasions, the court records state.
When she followed him downstairs, Delangis reportedly escaped by smashing a first-floor window and jumping out of it. She told police a $2 bill, a CD player and a laptop were missing, according to court documents.
A $2 bill was reportedly found in Delangis' pocket and a pair of his work boots were found on the woman's back porch. The CD player was found outside and the laptop was not recovered.
His alleged look-out, Cody Farris, 20, of 59 President St., Lynn, was charged in July with unarmed robbery.
No information was immediately available on the status of his case.