Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Woman At Knifepoint

By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email
By: Eyewitness News; Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED by Julie Montanaro
August 14, 2013

A Tallahassee man found guilty of holding a woman captive and sexually assaulting her will spend the rest of his life in prison for it.

Kevin Herrin was found guilty of seven felonies last week including kidnapping and sexual battery.

Herrin was arrested in February 2012. He was accused of tying up a woman, beating her with a bat and sexually assaulting her at knifepoint.

Arrest papers say he threatened to kill the woman and dropped her off at her home afterward.

Herrin was sentenced to three life sentences.


UPDATE
August 5, 2013

Jury selection begins today, August 5th, 2013, for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while holding her captive at knifepoint.

32-year-old Kevin Herrin was released from jail in September of last year.

Court documents say Herrin brought a woman back to his mobile home in Tallahassee on February 28, 2012 To have sex. Once inside, documents say Herrin tied her up, beat her with a bat, and cut her with a knife.

Documents go onto say herrin dropped the woman off at her home after threatening to kill her and hide her body where no one would find it.

Stay with WCTV for the latest updates on this trial.


UPDATED 3.1.2012 11pm by Mike Springer

Linda Godwin has lived on Bruton Street for nearly five decades. But what she saw outside her door Wednesday (2-29-12) was a first. About eight U.S. Marshals and deputies had converged on her neighbor's home.

"I heard someone out back holler, 'Down, come out of the house now, U.S. Marshals' so I got dressed and went out my back door and there was cop cars all over this place," says Godwin.

They were looking for this man. 32-year-old Kevin Herrin. He faces multiple charges including sexual battery and false imprisonment.

"I was just a shock. I don't know what the guy done. But everyone says it must be pretty serious for US Marshals to be after him, " says Godwin.

Court documents say Herrin brought a woman back to his mobile home in Tallahassee Tuesday (2-28-12) to have sex. Once inside, documents say Herrin tied her up, beat her with a bat, sliced her with a knife. Documents go onto say Herrin dropped the woman off at her home after threatening to kill her and hide her body where no one would find it. Herrin then made his way up to Havana. And that's where US Marshals finally caught up with him, causing a commotion that worried some neighbors.

"I was concerned because it was so close to my house. And we do have a lot of elderly people living here in this neighborhood," says Godwin.

Herrin first court appearance is set for tomorrow.


UPDATED 3.1.2012 4pm by Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee man is accused of a brutal sexual assault and it's not the first time he has topped our news.

32 year old Kevin Herrin is facing multiple felonies for an attack in Sandstone Ranch.

Kevin Herrin is accused of driving a woman to a mobile home on Wagon Trail Lane to have sex on Tuesday.

Once inside, arrest papers say, Herrin locked the door and proceeded to hit the woman with a baseball bat, tie her hands with duct tape and slice her repeatedly with a knife.

Arrest papers say Herrin threatened to kill her and hide her body where no one would ever find it.

Herrin later drove the woman home. Deputies met her at the hospital.

U.S. Marshals arrested Herrin Wednesday afternoon at a home on Bruton Road in Havana.

"I heard someone out back holler, 'Down, come out of the house now, U.S. Marshals' so I got dressed and went out my back door and there was cop cars all over this place," said Bruton Road neighbor Linda Godwin.

Marshals say Herrin slashed his wrists before surrendering.

It turns out Herrin is the same man accused of kidnapping a woman and her toddler outside a Highway 20 day care center nine years ago.

That story topped our newscast in the summer of 2003.

DOC records show Herrin has been to state prison twice for battery and robbery.

DOC records show he was released in September 2011 and was still on probation when he was arrested this time.

Leon Circuit Court records show Herrin refused to go before a judge this morning. His first appearance has been rescheduled for Friday.


Tallahassee, Florida - March 1, 2012 - by Julie Montanaro

A Leon County man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at knife point and holding her hostage for more than seven hours.

Kevin Herrin was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Gadsden County Wednesday. An LCSO spokesman says the assault took place the day before in a mobile home on the west-side of town.


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