WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A 21-year-old man has
been charged with first degree rape and assault on a female, according to a
spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department.
U.S. Marshals picked up Josue Javier
Fernandez Barrios, of Honduras, in Savannah, Georgia around 9 a.m. Friday
Barrios is accused of raping a woman shortly
after midnight Saturday morning in Wilmington, NC, then assaulting another
woman around the same time Sunday.
Police say the reported incidents took place
in the 1800 block of Market Street and the 3600 block of Princess Place Drive.
According to the Wilmington Police
Department, Barrios was questioned by authorities in Wilmington, but was not
arrested at that time. WECT
obtained a copy of an email sent to WPD staff, which reveals that a WPD officer
approached Barrios Wednesday night.