Person of Interest in Local Assault Back in Custody

Greg Branson
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) A suspect believed to have assaulted a woman on Wednesday after checking out of the St. Louis Community Release Center and failing to return is back in custody.

St. Louis Police say 28-year-old Shawn Akery was arrested shortly after ten o’clock Friday night downtown. He is a person of interest in Wednesday’s assault in the 200 block of North Ninth. In that case, a woman said she was grabbed and knocked to the floor.

Active warrants for parole violation also had been issued for Akery out of Franklin County for attempted forcible rape and out of Warren County for first degree robbery.

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