Multiple agencies capture kidnapping, rape suspect

5 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, November 14 2017 Nov 14, 2017 November 14, 2017 6:35 AM November 14, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker
Photo: Alexandria Police Department

ALEXANDRIA- Officers from the Alexandria Police Department were called to an area hospital on Nov. 1 in reference to a rape investigation.

The victim told authorities she had been sexually assaulted in her home and forced to stay with the suspect.

The suspect was identified as 40-year-old Edward Williams.

Williams allegedly forced the victim into the trunk of a car. The victim said Williams beat her before driving her to another location. The victim told authorities she was eventually able to escape and contact police.

Once a warrant was obtained for Williams, multiple agencies were notified and attempted to locate him, however, his whereabouts could not be determined.

Louisiana State Police located William's vehicle Nov. 13 on Kateland Road in Grant Parish. LSP Air Support responded and began searching the area. Members of the US Marshal's Office Violent Offender Fugitive Apprehension Team and LSP covered the ground.

Authorities said that ground units attempted to stop Williams on Hwy 8, but he refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit.

At some point, Williams left the vehicle, which was still in gear, and fled on foot. LSP Troopers were able to locate him and take Williams into custody.

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