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Caruthersville man facing rape, assault charges

Dwayne Woods (Source: Vinelink MO) Dwayne Woods (Source: Vinelink MO)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Prosecutors say a Caruthersville man is facing rape, burglary and other charges.

Eric Dwayne Woods was charged with rape first degree, assault, burglary and felonious restraint, according to the Cape Girardeau Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Limbaugh.

The incident took place on Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday, according to prosecutors.

According to the police probable cause statement, Woods forced his way into a home and assaulted a woman for around one hour.

Woods is accused of hitting the woman with his fist ad strangling her, according to police.

Woods is also accused of telling the woman he would "end her life," and "bury her."

Police say the woman lost consciousness for about an hour.

The woman told police Woods hit her while she was holding a baby. She dropped the baby on the bed. The baby wasn't injured, according to police.

26-year-old Woods followed the woman outside and dragged her back into the home, while tearing her clothes off, according to the police statement.

Once inside, Woods is accused of raping the woman. Woods' semen was collected at the scene for DNA analysis.

The woman fled the home again while Woods continued hitting her in front of witnesses before police arrived, according to the probable cause statement.

Bond was set by Judge William Syler at $100,000 cash only.

He is not in custody. Woods is described as a black man who is 5'9" with a stocky build.

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