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Tampa man accused of raping woman in Ybor City

TAMPA — Police have arrested a 22-year-old Tampa man they say raped a woman early Sunday as she walked in Ybor City.

Police say Jamay Dwight Cannon approached the 21-year-old woman as she walked alone to her parked car about 2:20 a.m. near of N 17th Street and E 12th Avenue.

He started talking to her, then grabbed her by the arm and dragged her between two parked cars at a nearby apartment complex. He sexually battered her, police said.

She was able to break free and ran. Cannon ran after her, police said, but fled once he realized witnesses were calling police.

While investigating, detectives discovered a palm print impression on a truck near the assault. They processed it and found it matched Cannon's prints.

They found him early Monday, and he cooperated with detectives, police said.

Cannon faces two counts of sexual battery and violation of probation of a previous robbery conviction.

Cannon, of 1407 E 99th Ave., lists his employer as D & L Paint & Body Shop in jail records. In addition to the previous robbery charge, he has also been charged in Hillsborough with obstructing an officer, possessing marijuana and driving without a license.

Jessica Vander Velde can be reached at or (813) 226-3433.

Tampa man accused of raping woman in Ybor City 06/04/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 10:53pm]
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