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St. Petersburg police sergeant stops sexual assault

Traymonte Birtonne Snipes, 26, of Tampa faces charges of sexual battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping, according to St. Petersburg police. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]

Traymonte Birtonne Snipes, 26, of Tampa faces charges of sexual battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping, according to St. Petersburg police. [Pinellas County Sheriff's Office]

ST. PETERSBURG — A 26-year-old man was captured Tuesday after police said a sergeant caught him in the act of attempt to sexually assault a woman.

The sergeant was on routine patrol around 10 p.m., police said, when he spotted Traymonte Birtonne Snipes attempting to sexually assault a 61-year-old woman in an alleyway along the 500 block of 16th Street N.

Snipes had threatened the woman with a knife, according to police.

Neither the woman who was attacked nor the sergeant were identified by St. Petersburg police.

Snipes, of Tampa, faces charges of sexual battery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. He was held without bail Wednesday in the Pinellas County jail.

St. Petersburg police sergeant stops sexual assault 09/27/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:13pm]
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