A 40-year-old Coeur d’Alene man was arrested today for allegedly beating, strangling and raping a female acquaintance.
Coeur d’Alene Police were called to a residence in the area of Clady and Fruitland Lane about 3 a.m., after a woman reported that an acquaintance, Thomas Dickerson, had hit her in the face, strangled her, raped her, and then left.
Dickerson was spotted driving in the area near the scene, and stopped by a detective, police officials said.
He was interviewed, arrested and booked into the Kootenai County Jail on suspicion of rape and battery with the intent to commit a serious felony.
The victim was treated and released from Kootenai Medical Center, officials said.