LaHarpe man accused of rape


April 2, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Timothy Vest Jr., 22, is being held in Allen County Jail on $200,000 bond for an incident Saturday in which he allegedly raped a 29-year-old LaHarpe woman and kidnapped her four-year-old son.
According to Allen County officers, Vest was arrested at 1 a.m. Sunday for a series of events earlier in the night. He is accused of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, lewd and lascivious acts, criminal restraint, battery (four counts), kidnapping and child endangerment.
Officers said Vest appeared to have been intoxicated when they arrived on the scene.
He had a first appearance in court Monday morning, when his bond was set.
Information about Vest’s arrest and the events in which he allegedly was involved will be given to Allen County Attorney Wade Bowie, who will decide what charges will be filed.

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