Man charged for raping, stabbing and strangling woman

Rasheed Jamall Butts (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)
Rasheed Jamall Butts (Photo provided by the Newport News Police Department)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News man is facing multiple charges after police found a woman behind a home who had been sexually assaulted, stabbed and strangled.

Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department said around 1:50 a.m. on Aug. 1, officers were called to a residence in the Dresden area to investigate a stabbing. They found a 19-year-old woman bleeding from her neck. She was taken to a local hospital.

Thurston said officers learned the victim had been sexually assaulted, stabbed and strangled inside the residence by the suspect, and then pushed through a window.

A suspect was identified and detained at the scene. 22-year-old Rasheed Jamall Butts was charged with malicious assault, malicious wounding, strangulation, rape and abduction.

Police said Butts and the victim knew each other.

Butss was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.

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