Suspect in New Year's Eve robbery, rape in Detroit charged

Published On: Jan 12 2013 02:42:49 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 12 2013 02:43:21 PM EST
rape suspect

Rapist is believed to have attacked a couple on Detroit's East side on New Year's Day

DETROIT -

Charges were handed down to 22-year-old Howard McKnight of Detroit for the New Year's Eve attack and robbery of a husband and wife.

On December 31, a 56-year-old woman and her husband were driving near Findlay and Bradford in Detroit just before midnight when their car became lodged in snow.

Read: Rapist sought after New Year's Eve attack

That's when, police say, McKnight approached the couple and pulled out a gun. He robbed the woman of her jewelry and took $280 from the couple. Police say he then sexually assaulted the wife while pointing the gun at the husband threatening to kill them.

McKnight then left the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital.

McKnight was arrested on Thursday. He is expected to be arraigned Sunday at noon.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus