Police Department arrested 20 year old Javier Valdez-Rodriguez early Friday
morning on charges related to three separate incidents that happened in June
and August. He is charged with two
counts of battery, one count of sexual battery, indecent exposure, and criminal
incident occurred at approximately 9:30 pm on June 14th. A woman reported she was walking down Walnut
Avenue on her way home when a man pulled up beside her driving a dark colored
Honda. The suspect yelled to the victim
to stop, but she kept walking. As she
passed the Aaron’s Rental store on East Walnut, the suspect parked his car and
got out and tried to grab her with both hands.
The victim screamed for help and hit the suspect who disengaged and fled
in his car.
incident was reported on June 17th at approximately 10:00 pm. A woman reported that she was also walking on
foot through the parking lot at the Underwood Lodge apartments on Underood
Street when she noticed a dark colored Honda driving past. When the same woman came out of a nearby
store she noticed the same car parked in the parking lot of the La Providencia
store which was closed. The suspect
called out to her and asked if she had a cigarette. When she answered she noticed his penis was
out of his pants. The victim turned to
run. She reported hearing footsteps
behind her and seeing the suspect chasing her and trying to grab her. She screamed and the suspect stopped and got
back into his car, leaving the scene.
incident happened on August 23rd shortly before 10:00 pm also in the
area of Beechland Street. The victim
reported that she was walking down the street when the suspect drove up beside
her and asked if she needed a ride. When
she said no, he kept insisting and then got out of the car and tried to wrestle
the victim into his car. She managed to
escape, but her shirt was torn in the process.
She ran home and reported the incident to investigators.
One of the
victims in the case was able to report a tag number to investigators. Late Thursday night, detectives tracked down
Valdez-Rodriguez using the tag number for his car and interviewed him. He was placed under arrest on charges related
to the case.
are asking anyone else who may have experienced a similar attack to please
contact Detective Tommy Ensley at 706-278-9085, extension 157.
Below: Javier Valdez-Rodriguez