Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Putnam Sex Offender Arrested after Women Attacked, Car Chase; Darrell Wayne Bailey Faces Sexual Battery, Kidnapping, Other Charges

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Putnam Sex Offender Arrested after Women Attacked, Car Chase; Darrell Wayne Bailey Faces Sexual Battery, Kidnapping, Other Charges

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Byline: Dan Scanlan

A 51-year-old sex offender is again behind bars on charges of sexual battery and kidnapping after a woman was raped at knifepoint and another carjacked, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Darrell Wayne Bailey also was charged Wednesday night with false imprisonment, robbery, battery and fleeing a law enforcement officer and remains in the Putnam County jail on no bond, the Sheriff's Office said. In addition to those charges, Bailey was wanted on a warrant for violation of probation regarding a 1988 kidnapping and sexual battery conviction in Taylor County, which resulted in his being designated a Florida registered sex offender , the Sheriff's Office said.

The events that led to his arrest started about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday when Bailey went to a female friend's home in West Putnam County and asked to use the telephone, the Sheriff's Office said. Once inside, a knife was held to her throat and she said she was raped. She told deputies he demanded she drive him to a nearby store and then she escaped while he went inside. …

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