MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) – A Florida man was arrested on felony charges after allegedly sexually assaulting him Friday, police said.
Jeremy Tracey, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is charged with six counts of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, home invasion and armed robbery. All nine charges are Class X felonies.
The Moline Police Department responded to the Oyo Hotel in the 1100 block of 19th Street around 4 a.m. Friday for a report of a sexual assault and kidnapping, according to a news release.
A 47-year-old woman told police a man, later identified as Tracy, entered her hotel room with a knife, assaulted her and asked to take her to another room, police said. As Treacy tried to take her to another room, the woman managed to escape.
Police said the woman and Tracy were both staying at the Oyo Hotel. The woman was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
According to police, Tracy left the area before police arrived at the hotel. Officers were able to quickly locate Treacy.
Police said they immediately began searching for Tracy, and he was found and arrested near the 1800 block of 20th Avenue.
Tracy was also wanted by the United States Marshals Service for failure to register as a sex offender, police said. National Sex Offender Registry for the Treaty.
Treacy is currently being held in the Rock Island County Jail on $10,000,000 bond, police said.
“It’s a horrific incident,” chief Darren Gault said. “At this time, we believe this incident was a random attack and Tracy had no prior contact with the victim. Moline Police officers quickly apprehended Tracy and no other citizens were in danger. We will be working with the US Marshals and Florida authorities, to determine why Treacy was in our community. The investigation is ongoing as we work to find answers and justice for this victim.”
Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the Moline Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 309-762-9500 or the Moline Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 309-797-0401.
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