Suspect arrested for malicious wounding, rape in Vinton - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Suspect arrested for malicious wounding, rape in Vinton

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The Vinton Police Department says they've arrested and charged 30-year-old Jeremy Bailey with malicious wounding and rape today.

Around 4:30 a.m. this morning, a call was received from a local hospital reporting an adult female in the emergency room suffering from a stab wound and advising that she had been raped.

Detectives and officers responded and found that the suspect had forcibly raped the victim and used a knife during the incident, cutting the victim in the process.

The victim is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

The Roanoke County SWAT team and the U.S. Marshal Service assisted in the search for Bailey.

The suspect was located in Bedford County early this afternoon and taken into custody without incident by the Marshal Service.

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