APD takes rape suspect Edward Williams into custody

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Alexandria La. (APD) - The Alexandria Police Department has taken 40-year-old Edward Williams into custody in reference to a rape investigation.

On November 1, the Alexandria Police Department was called to a local hospital and detectives learned that a woman had been sexually assaulted in her home and forced to stay there with the suspect.

Detectives identified Williams as the suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

On November 13, the suspect's vehicle was located on Kateland Road in Grant Parish. Air and ground units attempted to stop the vehicle on Hwy 8, however Williams refused to stop, leading to a short pursuit.

Williams left his vehicle and fled on foot. LSP Troopers were able to locate and take him into custody. Alexandria Police took custody of Williams, pursuant to their investigation.

Williams is facing multiple charges, the details of which will be released later. The investigation continues, and more details will follow. No information is being released on the victim.

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