Woman offers self defense training for people to protect themselves

ROANOKE (WSLS10)  Tiffany Lee, an instrcutor with Valley Systema, a form of Russian martial arts that focuses on relaxtion and movement, held her first class at Fishburn Park Saturday.

Lee held the class after one woman was attacked on the Roanoke River Greenway.

"I hope they can take away some basic ideas of how to use their movement instead of their strength to defend themselves I also hope they take away some drills they can practice," Lee said.

Lee plans to hold another class next Sautrday at 9 a.m. at Fishburn Park.

Roanoke Police say the suspect, 31 year old Alexander Earl Billow turned himself in to authorities midnight on Tuesday.

Billow has been charged with abduction by force.