Newport News rape suspect accused of separate abduction, robbery

Vincent Irvin Moore. (Credit: Hampton Police Division.)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News and Hampton police say they arrested the same man earlier this week in connection to separate, serious crimes.

54-year-old Vincent Irvin Moore, of the 500 block of Catrina Way in Newport News, was taken into custody on Monday in connection to a rape in Newport News, according to police. 

Police say that incident occurred around 4 a.m. on Oct. 16 in the area of the 9000 block of Warwick Blvd. in Newport News.

The victim, a 29-year-old woman from Hampton, told authorities she was raped in the suspect’s van.

Police say she managed to escape from the van and run to the 7-11 in the 10000 Block of Warwick Blvd. to call police

She described the suspect as a black man, approximately 6 feet to 6 feet 1 inches tall with a thin build and some facial hair. She also identified the suspect’s vehicle as a white minivan.

After an investigation, police say they obtained a warrant for Moore’s arrest and took him into custody.

Moore has been charged with abduction: to gain pecuniary benefit (extortion), abduction: by force, intimidation or deception, rape: intercourse by force/threat/intimidation x 2, sodomy: by force or victim helplessness and probation: violation on felony offense.

Police say Moore is also accused of a separate abduction and robbery attempt that occurred back in July in Hampton.

That incident began outside of the Farm Fresh on Towne Center Way on July 21, police say, when Moore allegedly entered the car of a 28-year-old woman.

Police say Moore demanded that she drive around and, at some point, demanded property from her.

After getting cash from the woman, police say Moore had her drop him off somewhere.

Moore has been charged with abduction and robbery in connection to that case.