UPDATE: Rosewood Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

4:35 PM, Jul 9, 2013   |    comments
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Anthony Tyrone Dervin (Image: Richland County Detention Center)

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have arrested a suspect they say sexually assaulted and kidnapped a woman.

Officers took 47-year-old Anthony Tyrone Dervin into custody around 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Walmart on Bush River Road. Officers say they intend to charge him with sexual assault, burglary, and kidnapping.

The assault took place Monday morning in the Rosewood neighborhood.

According to officers, around 5 a.m. the suspect broke into the woman's home and forced her to perform a sex act on him. Officers say he then forced her to drive him to an ATM.

The victim noticed people in the area near the ATM and honked the car's horn to get their attention. The suspect then ran away.

Dervin is being held at the Richland County Detention Center. 


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