Delvin Barnes on suicide watch at Riverside Regional Jail

PRINCE GEORGE, VA (WWBT) - Delvin Barnes, the suspect in abductions in Philadelphia and Richmond, has been placed on suicide watch at a Virginia jail.

Barnes arrived late Thursday in Charles City County, then deputies brought him to Riverside Regional Jail. Upon his intake a medical evaluation determined he should be placed on suicide watch.

Authorities say they did notify the 16-year-old Richmond girl Thursday night that her alleged abductor and rapist had been brought back to Virginia.

"She seems a bit relieved that he was off the streets and she didn't have to be in fear anymore of him retaliating against her," said Capt. Jayson Crawley for the Charles City County Sheriff's Office.

That young woman is still being treated at the hospital. Charles City County deputies say Barnes abducted the 16-year-old. He allegedly hit the young girl in the head with a shovel, forced her into the trunk of his car, and brought her back to his Charles City County home. Deputies say he raped her and then poured bleach and gasoline on her.

The mother of the Richmond abduction victim spoke exclusively to NBC12 to send a strong message to the suspect. Doctors are not giving a time frame for when the teen might be released.

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Barnes did speak to investigators Thursday night. What came out of that conversation is unknown just yet.

Deputies drove him back from Baltimore stopping in Charles City County where he was questioned.

Investigators have reason to believe there could be more victims who have yet to come forward. Charles City County authorities are asking law enforcement in other jurisdictions to check their case files.

"We are asking that local neighboring jurisdictions just take a look back at their case files to see if they have anything similar to how Mr. Barnes abducting the girl in Philadelphia and how he abducted the girl here in the Richmond area," said Crawley.

At this time, Barnes does not have a lawyer but he is expected to get one to go before a judge in Charles City County next Wednesday.

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