WUFT News

Gainesville Police Department search for suspect in alleged attempted rape

By on September 26th, 2012

Gainesville Police Department is investigating a reported rape attempt.

Police say registered sex offender Stephon Barnes is the suspect in the alleged attempted rape of a woman in the area of Arlington Square apartments on 2nd Place in downtown Gainesville.

Gainesville Police Public Information Officer Ben Tobias said the victim’s description of her attacker led to the department to identify Barnes as a suspect. Authorities said there is a warrant out for Barnes’ arrest in Georgia for not registering as a sex offender in that state.

Tobias said police have not located Barnes, but the area is safe.


This entry was posted in Crime, Local and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Crime

molly the dog

Ocala Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Police Report

An Ocala man was arrested Sunday after attempting to flee his home, where police found his dog and evidence of animal abuse.


Haz-Mat

Two People Arrested in Chiefland Meth Lab Bust

Deputies say they found methamphetamine and chemicals used to produce the highly addictive drug.


The Wells Fargo on Newberry Road was robbed Friday afternoon.

Wells Fargo by Oaks Mall Robbed

The Wells Fargo Bank on Newberry Road near the Oaks Mall was robbed Friday afternoon by an unknown white male.


Crime Down in Many North Central Florida Counties, According to FDLE Report

Florida Department of Law Enforcement releases the 2013 Annual Unified Crime Report, which indicates a drop in crime in many North Central Florida counties.


Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, was arrested Thursday after he confessed to suffocating his infant son. Wygant said the child's crying was distracting him from playing Xbox.

Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox, Police Say

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments