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Man arrested for kidnapping, sexually assaulting woman after burglarizing home

(Source: Brazos County Jail) (Source: Brazos County Jail)
COLLEGE STATION, TX (KXXV) -

College Station police said that they have arrested a man who kidnapped a woman and sexually assaulted her while she was jogging after he had burglarized a home.

Police said that they responded to the 700 block of Highland Street, which is less than a mile away from the Texas A&M campus, for a suspicious person call on Monday.

The person who called police said that a man was at the door of their home, demanding entry.

When police began to search for the suspect, a man approached an officer. Police later identified the man as the suspect.

Police said the Raymond Bailey Jr. struck the officer’s vehicle with his hand and began to make erratic comments of sexual nature to the officer. The officer believed the suspect was intoxicated or on some other substance.

During this time, police said a vehicle pulled up next to the officer, and a woman in the vehicle said the suspect had kidnapped her and sexually assaulted her.

The woman said that she had been jogging on Luther St., and when she turned onto Highlands St., she was approached by Bailey. After a brief conversation, the woman tried to run away from the suspect.

The suspect chased her, caught her, physically assaulted her and then dragged her inside a nearby residence that he had burglarized.

In the home, the suspect continued to assault her, and then sexually assaulted her.

The victim told police that she was able to free herself when the suspect became distracted. She flagged down a passing motorist and fled the area.

She had not been able to call police yet when she saw the officers talking to the suspect.

College Station Police said this type of crime is unusual.

Brazos County Crime Prevention Deputy Nathan Dennis said the Brazos Valley is a great community but people can also fall victims of a crime in this area.

"When you hear about crimes that are violent like that, it's surprising to a level because you like to think about a safe community but as the town is growing we realize we do have these issues that occur," Dennis said.

To prevent being a victim, he said the Sheriff's Office offers a free Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Self Defense Class for women once a month. This month it will take place on June 21 and June 22.

"That way everybody can learn about different techniques to help prevent them possibly from their attacks and possibly or save their lives," Dennis said.

He also advises people to beware of their surroundings and try to run earlier at night, during the day time or in well-lit areas. He also recommends jogging with someone else.

"We want to remind everybody about these tips because it could save somebody from being attacked," Dennis said.

Both College Station Police officers on scene placed the suspect under arrest for public intoxication. The suspect put up a struggle, and several more officers assisted in searching him and placing him in the patrol vehicle.

Detectives responded to the scene. The residence that had been burglarized was identified and property from the residence and property from the victim were found in the suspect’s possession.

According to jail records, Bailey remained at the Brazos County Jail facing charges for aggravated kidnapping, burglary of a habitation, resisting arrest, sexual assault and public intoxication.

The case in currently under investigation.

Anyone with information please contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600.

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