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Police Arrest Suspect in Multiple Sexual Assault and Robbery Cases

by Sean Meehan — January 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm 2 Comments

Melvin Dehardt Latney (Photo via Metropolitan Police Department)Police arrested 25-year-old Melvin Dehardt Latney today for multiple robberies and sexual assaults in the Capitol Hill area.

Police announced today that Latney is the suspect in five crimes that occurred between Nov. 24 and Dec. 31. On Dec. 31, police released Latney’s name and photo in an attempt to track him down.

Latney is accused of the following offenses:

  • Assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and robbery on the 200 block of 8th Street SE on Nov. 24 between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m.
  • Robbery with force and violence on the 1300 block of Ives Place SE on Nov. 25 about 9:15 p.m.
  • Robbery with force and violence on the 900 block of East Capitol Street on Dec. 1 about 10:35 p.m.
  • Assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and robbery on the 100 block of Seaton Place NW on Dec. 22 about 7:20 p.m.
  • Robbery with force and violence on the 700 block of H Street NE on Dec. 31 about 1 a.m.

  • twin1988

    Like pissing in the ocean.

  • Guest

    According to the NBC article, he was in the halfway house not for possession of marijuana, not for shoplifting, but for assaulting a police officer. Seriously? C’mon, DC. #DoBetter

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