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Suspect in rape held in Montana

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A 29-year-old California man arrested in Columbus, Mont., is wanted in connection with a Coeur d’Alene rape early Sunday, according to Coeur d’Alene Police.

Police responded to the rape report at 12:50 a.m. Sunday. The woman, who is in her early 30s, told police she met the suspect, Ronald Ray Henry, at a local bar. Henry drove her home and forced her to have intercourse, the woman told police.

Police said she was able to get away from the suspect but suffered minor injuries. She called police from a local motel, police said.

The suspect left the scene in the victim’s 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix, police said, and the car was listed as stolen in the National Crime Information Center. On Monday, police in Columbus stopped the driver of the stolen vehicle for crimes in Montana. The driver was identified as Henry, police said. He was arrested on local charges, and is also being held on a $500,000 warrant out of Kootenai County based on rape and grand theft auto charges.

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