Friday, December 20, 2013
Aiken man rapes woman who gave him ride
AIKEN — A 23-year-old man is in jail after he raped a woman who gave him a lift.
At 4:35 this morning, Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to a crash on MEDICAL PARK DR (across from where so many lives end). That is when ADPS saw the suspect holding a pistol.
The victim was transported to the aforementioned area (hospital) across the street and was given a rape kit, indicating that she was raped by the suspect while inside the crashed vehicle.
Michael Antwon Fuller, 23, of Aiken, was arrested today by the Aiken Department of Public Safety and charged with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct of a high and aggravated nature, unlawful carrying of a pistol, and weapon possession. ADPS say more charges could be handed down against him in the coming days.
"Mr. Fuller approached the victim on the parking lot of a nearby hotel and asked for a ride to the hospital. Once inside of the vehicle, Mr. Fuller produced a pistol, and ordered her to drive around," said Aiken Department of Public Safety Detective Jeremy Hembree. "During the incident, Mr. Fuller committed a sexual battery upon the victim. She then drove the vehicle in reverse into a tree, and was able to escape from Mr. Fuller."