Police charge man for abduction, sexual assault in Virginia Beach

Posted at 6:06 PM, Feb 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-01 18:06:24-05

Virginia Beach, Va. - Police have arrested a man in connection with two different incidents in Virginia Beach, one of them ended in a sexual assault.

Raymond Ernest Ellis (Photo: VBPD)

The first happened on January 16th when a woman was approached in the parking lot of a restaurant at 217 S. Rosemont Road.

Police say the man tried to force himself in the woman's car at knifepoint. She screamed and he ran away from the scene.

The next incident happened on January 26th. The suspect approached a man in the parking lot of WaWa at 201 Rosemont Road and asked for a ride.

During the ride, the suspect pulled out a knife and abducted and robbed the victim.

The man was then sexually assaulted.

On Wednesday, February 3, detectives identified and arrested 63-year-old Raymond Ernest Ellis.

Ellis has been charged with Attempted Abduction, Attempted Malicious Assault, Carjacking, Robbery, Abduction and Forcible Sodomy (2 counts).

If you know anything about this suspect, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.