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Update: Man who allegedly kidnapped, raped man in Chattanooga Apprehended

UPDATE: Demetrius Bailey Caught In Kidnapping, Sexual Assault Case

Chattanooga Police said they have taken Demetrius Bailey into custody in a kidnapping and sexual assault case.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, Bailey was apprehended. Chattanooga Police officers (who were searching for the suspect throughout the night) observed the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect did not stop, which resulted in a lengthy vehicle pursuit. At the conclusion of the pursuit, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office placed Bailey into custody with the assistance of the Chattanooga Police Department and the East Ridge Police Department.

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A man who allegedly raped and kidnapped another man in Chattanooga is on the loose, according to a release from the police department.

Police are searching for Demetrius Bailey, 37. He is a 6-foot 3-inch black man weighing approximately 315 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

Bailey allegedly asked the victim, who was a stranger, for a ride to a residence on 12th Ave. Tuesday before kidnapping the man at gunpoint and holding him hostage. The victim was able to escape Friday morning.

Before escaping, the victim told police he was sexually assaulted, according to the release. A slew of officers and special operation units are searching for Bailey.

Bailey was last arrested Jan. 5 on a string of theft charges totaling more than $30,000.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to call 423-698-2525.

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