UPDATE Police Seek the Public's Assistance Identifying Attempte

Published on April 20, 2018

UPDATED April 21: While conducting surveillance in the 1700 block of N. Troy Street, officers observed the suspect flee from a residence. Following a foot pursuit, Jermaine Johnson was apprehended and taken into police custody. He has been charged with attempted rape and burglary and will be held in the Arlington County Detention Facility without bond.

UPDATED April 21: The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public's assistance locating the suspect in yesterday's attempted sexual assault in the Arlington Mill neighborhood. Following an intensive investigation, detectives developed a suspect description based on crime scene evidence collected and witness interviews. Jermaine Johnson, 30, of Arlington, VA is wanted in Arlington County for attempted rape and burglary.

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact Detective J. Echenique of the Arlington County Police Department's Special Victim's Unit at 703.228.4241 or at jechenique@arlingtonva.us. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If seen, do not approach and call 9-1-1 immediately.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Arlington County Police Department's Special Victim's Unit is seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a suspect involved in the attempted sexual assault of a female victim in the Arlington Mill neighborhood.

At approximately 9:05 a.m. on April 20, Arlington County Police were dispatched to the report of a late assault in the 800 block of S. Frederick Street. Upon arrival, it was determined that between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., an unknown male suspect forced entry into a residence, brandished a knife and attempted to sexually assault the female victim. The victim suffered minor physical injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.

The suspect is described as a black male, 20-30 years old, approximately 5'7" tall with short cropped hair. He was wearing a black shirt and black jeans at the time of the incident.

Detectives from the Special Victim's Unit are actively investigating this incident. Responding officers established a perimeter, canvassed the area and spoke with possible witnesses. Arlington County canine units attempted a track of the suspect and the Fairfax County Police Helicopter Unit provided an aerial search with negative results. Officers will continue conducting extra patrols in the area.

If anyone has information on the identity of this individual or details surrounding this incident, please contact Detective J. Echenique of the Arlington County Police Department's Special Victim's Unit at 703.228.4241 or at jechenique@arlingtonva.us. To report information anonymously, contact the Arlington County Crime Solvers at 866.411.TIPS (8477).

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