NEW CASTLE (KDKA) – A man has been arrested in connection with sexually assaulting two women in Lawrence County.

According to police, the assaults happened near Logan Street in the North Hills section of New Castle on Dec. 17.

Gary Brewton, 18, is accused of threatening the two women with a knife before raping them.

DNA analysis helped lead police to Brewton, who was arrested Thursday.

He also allegedly approached a third woman on the same night on Shaw Street. However, the woman screamed, her husband came outside and Brewton ran away.

Brewton is facing a list of charges including sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, rape and robbery.

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Lisa Washington