- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) - A woman who stopped by a Roselle auto shop to see about a car repair was allegedly held against her will and assaulted for several hours before being rescued by police.

Fifty-two-year-old Ricky Suepoi of Westfield has been charged with kidnapping, attempted sexual assault, aggravated assault and other offenses.

Roselle police and the Union County prosecutor’s office say the 23-year-old woman came to Shelbourne Motorsports Tuesday night at about 8 p.m. and saw Suepoi, whom she knew previously. Suepoi allegedly struck her several times and brandished what appeared to be a firearm.

Over the next several hours he allegedly tried to sexually assault the woman. She eventually called police from the shop’s bathroom.

Suepoi was being held on $500,000 bail Thursday. It wasn’t immediately known if he’d retained an attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide