[UPDATE] Tallahassee, FL - September 28, 2012 11:28pm
A man is behind bars tonight accused of a brutal sexual attack. That arrest happened in northeast Tallahassee neighborhood.
Thursday night, WCTV received several calls into our newsroom about heavy police presence in that neighborhood. Now we have the police report telling us what happened.
"I was coming home from work and initially it was two U.S. Marshals in vests by that house. I left to take my girls to something they were doing, then there was three more TPD swat officers, the street was blocked, it was crazy," said Kimberly Pike, who lives in the Arbor Hills neighborhood.
"We looked out the window and saw an officer in his car out here...the officer was fully loaded, he had every kind of equipment on him, he looked like SWAT team," said Frank Smith, who also lives nearby.
Tallahassee police swarmed a home at 3229 Albert Drive to arrest Raymond Reaves, who is accused of raping a woman.
Arrest papers show a woman reported being attacked on Friday, September 21. She told police her and Reaves had been acquaintances at a party. She met him somewhere along South Meridian Street. When she got into his car, she says he put a towel over her head then took her to a home. That's where she says he beat her up and forced her to have sex. She described the experience as lasting hours and hours and says he even forced her to taste cocaine.
The report goes on to show that when he was finished he dropped her off at the corner of Brighton Road and Olive Street. Police say she suffered a ruptured spleen, two broken ribs and two cracked vertebrae. They say they were able to arrest Reeves through DNA evidence.
Police say the victim told them Reaves made her wipe herself with a washcloth after the attack. She saved that washcloth. Police were then able to match the DNA to Reaves because his DNA was already in the system.
He went before a judge Friday morning but was denied bond. He is being held in the Leon County Jail.
The arrest report shows there was also another warrant out for Reaves arrest out of Dallas, Texas for possession of 50 pounds of marijuana.
Tallahassee, FL - September 28, 2012
A sexual abuse victim says she was attacked for hours and forced to take cocaine.
A man is now charged with that crime.
The arrest happened last night, but the victim says she was attacked a week ago.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, just before 6:00 pm, WCTV received some phone calls from residents on Albert drive, a neighborhood in Northeast Tallahassee.
They described a scene where police were armed and storming into a home, and then led a man out in handcuffs.
We now know that man was Raymond Reaves.
Neighbors tell us the forensic van and officers were at the home in the 3200 block of Albert Drive for more than 3 hours.
Arrest papers show the victim contacted police Friday, September 21, 2012 and said she had been raped.
She told police she met Reaves on South Meridian, and they were acquaintances from a recent party.
The victim then entered a car with Reaves, where she claims he threw a towel over her head, and took her to a home where she says he beat her up, raped her for hours and forced her to take cocaine.
Police say they were able to arrest Reaves through DNA, because he was already in the system.
His charges include sexual assault, battery and kidnapping
He made his first court appearance this morning, and is being held without bond.
No court date has been set, and he's been ordered to stay away from his accusers.
The arrest report shows he also had a warrant our for his arrest from Dallas, TX for possession of 50 pounds of marijuana.
Tallahassee, FL - September 27, 2012
Tallahassee Police swarm a home in a Northeast neighborhood.
WCTV received calls at around 6:30 this evening that police were at home in Arbor Hills.
One neighbor reports she noticed them about a quarter to six, she says they stayed for three hours.
When we arrived, we saw a "Forensic Unit" Police Van parked in front of a house on Albert Drive.
Witnesses tell us a man was lead out of the home in handcuffs.
TPD plans to release more information tomorrow.