GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A sex assault suspect is likely to be formally charged Wednesday, after being arrested Tuesday.
The man faces felony charges of first-degree criminal sexual assault, unlawful imprisonment, and assault with intent to rob while armed.
He's accused of assaulting a 22-year-old woman the night of October 16, as she walked in the area of Euclid Ave. SE and Hall St. SE. Police say the suspect approached the woman from behind, grabbed her, and put what she believed to be a gun to her head. The attacker threatened to kill the woman and then took her to a secluded area, sexually assaulted her, demanded her money, and then fled.
The Grand Rapids Police Department and the Michigan State Police crime laboratory worked together on identifying the suspect. The Kent County Prosecutor's Office issued a warrant, and a U.S. Marshals task force arrested him.