COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A Hearne resident is in custody after an aggravated kidnapping occurred late Monday night.
30-year- old Raymond Charles Bailey Jr. was arrested on four different charges that include aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation, resisting arrest and public intoxication.
Just before midnight, officers responded to the 700 block of Highland for a suspicious person attempting to demand entry into the home of a local resident.
While officers were searching the area a male, later identified as Bailey approached an officer and hit the officers vehicle with his hand.
Officials say Bailey appeared to be intoxicated and was making erratic and sexual comments to one of the officers.
At this time, a vehicle pulled up next to the officer and an occupant pointed to the suspect and stated that he had kidnapped her and attempted to sexually assault her.
Officer then went to place Bailey under arrest for public intoxication, which caused the suspect to begin resisting arrest.
The officers were eventually able to get the suspect handcuffed. Several more officers then assisted them in searching the suspect and placing him in a patrol vehicle.
Once he was secure, the officers were able to continue with their investigation.
After speaking with the victim and the witnesses, officers learned the victim had been jogging on Luther St. and as she turned onto Highlands St the victim was approached by Bailey.
After a brief verbal exchange, the victim tried to run away. Bailey then chased the victim, caught her, physically assaulted her and then dragged her inside a nearby residence that he had previously burglarized.
While inside the residence, the suspect continued to physically and then sexually assault the victim.
Eventually Bailey became distracted and the victim was able to free herself and escape from the residence.
She was then able to flag down a passing motorist and flee from the area. CSPD officers had arrived in the area shortly after she fled.
Officials say the victim had not yet called the police when she saw officers talking to the suspect.
Detectives with CSPD responded to the scene. The residence that Bailey had burglarized was identified and property from the residence and the victim were found in the suspect’s possession.
Additional evidence corroborating the victim’s statement was also found at the scene.
This case is still being investigated and has been turned over to the criminal investigation division. Anyone with information please contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.
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