Thursday, 29 June 2017

Manhunt underway for suspects who 'kidnapped and raped woman to "teach her a lesson about dating black men"


 Justin Akeen Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26 are both seen in previous mugshots. They are on the run from law enforcement after allegedly raping a woman to 'teach her about dating black men' in Clermont, Florida, 

Rodney Cooper , 32, was arrested the day after the alleged incident and charged with kidnapping. He is accused of standing guard outside during the attack
Two men are accused of kidnapping and sexually battering a woman last week in Clermont to “teach her a lesson” about dating black men, according to a police report.
Clermont Police are searching for Justin Akeen Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26, in connection with a rape during the early morning hours of June 22.
The victim said she was “just hanging out with friends” at a home in the 1000 block of Disston Avenue when a friend, Rodney “Coop” Cooper, pushed her inside the home and into a bedroom, according to the report.
That’s when Cooper locked the bedroom door and stood guard, said Clermont Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Strickland.
Fedrick and Gordon are accused of then sexually battering the woman, according to the report. The woman said she “attempted to fight them, but they were too strong.”
According to the report, the men told her, “We’re going to teach you a lesson about dating a black man and white [women] don’t mean [expletive] in this town.”
When they were finished, the men told the victim they would “make it ten times worse next time” if she went to the police, according to the report.
The victim then ran from the home, cutting through backyards “because she was afraid they would come after her,” according to the police report.
Her boyfriend then called police after receiving a text from the victim shortly before 3 a.m. stating she was “bleeding and limping somewhere in the neighborhood,” according to the report. He called a second time after having heard from the woman again, and deputies found her in the 900 block of Disston Avenue.
Police arrested Cooper, 32, of Clermont, the following day on a charge of kidnapping. He was booked into the Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond, according to the report.
Police have issued warrants for the arrests of Fedrick and Gordon, Strickland said. Both are considered armed and dangerous, and have histories of violence.
Fedrick is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds with dark hair and eyes. Gordon is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds with dark hair and eyes. They are known to frequent Davenport, southern Lake County and western Orange County, Strickland said.
Those with information about their whereabouts should call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Tips to Crimeline can be made anonymously and those with information leading to arrests could be eligible for cash rewards.

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