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Posted on: June 26, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Detectives Seek Assistance Locating Rape Suspect


About 2:35 A.M. on June 20, 2015 police responded to the 700 block of 32nd Street to a report of a rape. The victim, a 54-year-old Newport News woman, told the officers that she was walking in the 700 block of 32nd Street when the suspect grabbed her and forced her to a nearby vacant lot where he sexually assaulted her. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The suspect was described as a black male with a slim build, in his early 30s, about 5’10” - 6’ tall and weighing about 150-170 pounds wearing a multi-color short sleeve shirt and black pants.

As a result of their investigation, detectives, with the assistance of patrol officers, were able to identify the suspect and obtained arrest warrants. Despite their efforts, officers and detectives have been unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is identified as Jim Allen Johnson, 27, with a last known address in the 800 block of 36th Street, a black male with light skin, 5’11” tall weighing 178 pounds and having black hair and brown eyes.

Johnson is wanted for one count each of rape, abduction and strangulation.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jim Allen Johnson is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887). Crime Line callers may remain totally anonymous, are never required to give their name or testify in court and could be eligible for a cash reward for information leading to an arrest.

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