U.S. Marshals arrest man wanted for allegedly raping, kidnapping woman, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U.S. Marshals have arrested a man wanted for allegedly raping and kidnapping a woman earlier this month.

Officials announced Wednesday they arrested Johnnie Facison, 40, for aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping.

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On April 11, Memphis Police responded to the 600 block of Southern Oaks Place for a sexual assault report.

The victim told officers a man assaulted her after coming into her home, an affidavit said.

She said Facison came into her home through a broken window with a pistol, striking her in the head and mouth, which caused lumps and bruises, the affidavit stated.

Facison then allegedly took her from her home at gunpoint then drove the victim around for three hours before going back to her home.

According to the affidavit, the suspect allegedly forced himself on her, sexually.

The victim was able to get away and call the police.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Facison for aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated domestic assault, aggravated burglary, and violations of bond conditions, the U.S. Marshals said.

On Wednesday, Marshals, the Shelby County Fugitive Apprehension Team and officers with the Memphis Police Department, Airways Precinct, went to a residence at the 800 block of Vance. Facison was located there and taken into custody without incident, a DOJ release said.

“A horrific crime demands a strong response. The Marshals Service is thankful we were able to assist in capturing this fugitive,” said U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller.

Facison is due in court Thursday and bond there is no bond information, according to court records.