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Spotsylvania man arrested for rape and petit larceny

Published: Mar. 23, 2009 at 11:54 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2009 at 2:40 PM EDT
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Posted by Terry Alexander

SPOTSYLVANIA , VA (WWBT) - A Spotsylvania county man is behind bars charged with rape and petit larceny.

The sheriff's office in Spotsylvania says 34-year-old Richard Byies met his alleged victim at a hotel bar and kept buying her drink.

Her friends took her to her hotel room, where authorities say Byies knocked on her door, led her to his truck and raped her.

When security guards found the man and woman she jumped out of the truck and Byies took off.

They arrested him a short time later.

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