Deputies: Rape victim able to escape attacker - FOX Carolina 21

Deputies: Rape victim able to escape attacker

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Byron McClendon (Source: Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Byron McClendon (Source: Henderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
HENDERSONVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a western North Carolina man is accused of raping and holding a woman against her will.

Henderson County deputies said the victim was able to escape and phone for help after she was forcibly held by her attacker.

Deputies said they identified and arrested the suspect, 29-year-old Byron McClendon, on a charge of first-degree rape.

The victim was treated and released from the hospital, deputies said.

McClendon was being held on $80,000 bond, deputies said.

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