NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A man in Newport News is facing multiple charges after being accused of physical and sexual assault on Saturday.
On September 14, Newport News Police spoke with a woman who said she was a victim of an assault after getting into an altercation with the suspect.
The woman claimed the suspect physically and sexually assaulted her as well as threatened her with a firearm.
After further investigation, police were able to locate the suspect, 26-year-old Michael Eligisah Watkins, and arrested him Monday afternoon.
Watkins was sent to the Newport News City Jail after being charged with two counts each of rape, sodomy, and strangulation; and one count each of abduction, brandishing, and assault.