Ohio man arrested in Lewis County

2013-08-26T13:09:00Z 2013-08-30T10:31:04Z Ohio man arrested in Lewis CountyCHRISTY HOOTS christy.hoots@lee.net Ledger Independent
August 26, 2013 1:09 pm  • 

VANCEBURG | An Ohio man with outstanding charges, was arrested in Lewis County over the weekend.

According to Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens, while patrolling the Charters area on Saturday around 3:50 p.m., Deputy Matt Ross saw a man walking along the shoulder of Kentucky 9.

Ross said the man was carrying a large stick and appeared to be acting suspicious.  Ross approached the man and asked for his information, according to Bivens.

The man gave his name as 41-year-old Timothy McRoberts, of Cincinnati.

Ross ran the information through National Crime Information Center, which is a database of criminal information, and found McRoberts to have one outstanding warrant for first-degree rape.

According to a "be on the lookout" warrant from Clermont County, Ohio, the rape allegedly took place in 2003-2004 and involved a pre-teen girl.

On Aug. 22, officers made contact with McRoberts, who indicated he would cause self harm.

"When he was picked up, he had superficial wounds to his wrist," Bivens said.

McRoberts vehicle was found out of gas at the Primary Plus in Tollesboro, according to Bivens.

McRoberts was lodged in the Lewis County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.

According to Bivens, McRoberts will appear at a hearing on Tuesday, where he will have the chance to waive extradition.

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