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52-year old woman reports being sexually assaulted

Feb. 05, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

The following information was provided by the Huntington Police Department:

SEXUAL ASSAULT: A 52-year-old woman reported that she was forced to engage in sex with an unknown man, who grabbed her and took her into an apartment. She reported that she had been walking in the 900 block of West 5th Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28.

SECOND-DEGREE ROBBERY: A 56-year-old man said a woman he met on the bus assaulted him and took $120 from him at a motel in the 900 block of Washington Avenue between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

BATTERY: A 34-year-old man from Florida reported that an unknown suspect punched him in the face and kicked him after hearing the victim make a racial slur. The suspect told him it was offensive and then allegedly punched him in the eye and nose. He was treated at a local hospital.

LARCENY: A man reported that someone stole a heat pump from outside a residence in the 300 block of West 6th Avenue between Jan. 1 and Saturday. The loss is estimated at more than $2,500.

UNARMED ROBBERY: A 23-year-old man from Maryland reported that an unknown man pulled him out of a bar in the 1100 block of 4th Avenue at 1:30 a.m. Saturday and punched him in the face. The suspect also took the victim's belongings, which included a government travel card that was later used a gas station.

The following information was provided by the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville:

Eric Tyler Scarberry, 22, was incarcerated at 10:50 a.m. Saturday. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with felony capias. Bond was denied.

Christopher Nathaniel Tavano, 26, was incarcerated Sunday evening. Authorities in Putnam County charged him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He remains jailed in $10,000 bond.