A 22-year-old jogger was attacked and sexual assaulted whereas she was operating on a Florida path Monday night time — simply weeks after Tennessee mom Eliza Fletcher was kidnapped and murdered by a stranger whereas out for a run.
The younger girl was jogging in Wekiwa Springs close to West Wekiva Path and Harrogate Place round 8:40 p.m. on Monday night time when 19-year-old William Paul Stamper allegedly approached her from behind and knocked her to the bottom, police stated.
“He was transferring his physique in a sexual movement. She had indicated that he was aroused,” Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma told WESH.
After Stamper tossed the lady to the bottom, she screamed, “who’re you? Get off of me!” in line with the arrest report, obtained by the outlet.
Stamper coldly advised her to “shut the [expletive] up, [expletive],” in response, the report says.
An individual close by heard the 2 struggling, and the sufferer advised them to name 911, police stated.
“They have been screaming, and I stated, are you okay? Are you okay? And so they stated no, please name 911,” a 911 caller advised dispatchers, officers stated.
Stamper fled earlier than he was later taken into custody in a single day Tuesday. He was recognized as an individual of curiosity within the case after police obtained surveillance footage of him from a 911 caller.
“It captures the man following the lady, and it captures the man hauling [expletive] afterwards,” the 911 caller advised authorities, WESH reported.
At one level he was seen within the footage sporting a hat that led police to Stamper’s employers who recognized him.
He was charged with sexual battery and booked at John E. Polk Correctional Facility. He is because of seem in court docket on Oct. 25, jail records show.
The assault has reportedly shaken the area people, with the reminiscence of Fletcher’s brutal kidnapping and killing nonetheless recent on the nation’s thoughts.
Fletcher was allegedly compelled right into a automobile by 38-year-old profession felony Cleotha Abston whereas she was out operating in Memphis round 4 a.m. She was discovered lifeless days later behind a vacant constructing.
Linzie Arnett, a younger mom who lives within the space, advised WESH that she goes for runs in the midst of the day.
“On high of what occurred in Tennessee, that’s terrifying to me, particularly as a feminine,” Arnett stated.