Nevada Police have concluded an investigation in regards to a sexual assault that occurred on Friday, November 18, 2016 On November 18th officers were summoned to Nevada Inn Motel for a reported sexual assault.
Officers went to the location to conduct an investigation on the allegations. Once on scene officer were able to determine that a 28 Y/O female reported she had been held against her will, drugged, beaten and sexually assaulted by a know male suspect. Officers immediately arranged for the victim to be transported to NRMC to be treated for her injuries and vital evidence could be seized.
Investigators were summoned to the hospital, where enough information was obtained for the investigator to obtain a search warrant, to recover evidence from the crime scene.
Officers contacted the Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney, and applied for a search warrant to the Vernon County Associate Court for a home in the 600 block of E. Arch St., where the sexual assault occurred. During the warrant execution evidence of the sexual assault was seized along with several items believed used in narcotic activities.
Officer from the Nevada Police Department and Vernon County Sheriffs Office searched several locations the following days to locate the suspect.
On November 25th the suspect was located hiding in a family members home in the 600 block of E. Arch St., and was taken into custody.
The suspect was identified and charged through the Vernon County Circuit Courts as follows:
Rape or Attempted Rape 1st Unclassified Felony
Sodomy or Attempted Sodomy 1st Unclassified Felony
Assault 2nd Degree C Felony
Possession of a Controlled Substance C Felony
More charges have been sent to the Vernon County Prosecuting Attorney for review on another case. This investigation is on-going and charges may be filed at a later date.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police if they have any information that would be helpful to combat crime.
For questions regarding crime prevention techniques or to start a Neighborhood Watch Program, contact the Nevada Police Department at 417- 448 – 5100. To report criminal activities call 911 or us the Tip Hotline 417- 448 - 5117.
Any and all information will be kept confidential.