JCPD: Man arrested after entering residence, sexually assaulting woman


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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man was arrested after police determined he entered a residence in Johnson City, sexually assaulted a woman, and then prevented her from leaving by force.

According to a release from the Johnson City Police Department, the incident was reported Saturday, after which a warrant was issued for the arrest of the suspect, Wayne Morris.

The report states that officers located Morris at his residence at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the same day. He was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, rape, and false imprisonment.

Morris is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on a $31,000 bond.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 13 at the Washington County General Sessions Court.

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