PHILADELPHIA, PA (WWBT) - Federal prosecutors will try Delvin Barnes on a Philadelphia abduction case before he faces charges in a brutal abduction and rape case of a Richmond teen, according to court documents.
A federal judge ordered Barnes to be transferred into FBI custody for an initial appearance on an abduction charge in Philadelphia on Wednesday in connection with the kidnapping of 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither. Barnes was released from Riverside Regional Jail's custody on Tuesday.
Barnes is accused of grabbing Freeland-Gaither off a Philadelphia street and taking her to Maryland. He's
at the Riverside Regional Jail in Prince George on charges of attempted murder, sexual assault, kidnapping and assault in the abduction of a 16-year-old Richmond girl. The teen escaped from Barnes in Charles City and ran more than two miles to safety, according to authorities.
Barnes was scheduled for a court appearance in Richmond on Wednesday, but will now be tried on the federal charges first.