Columbia man charged with rape

COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman reported to police that a man entered her apartment at 1201 N. Park Ave. Monday afternoon and tried to rape her.

Officers arrived on scene shortly after the call came in and apprehended the suspect, Johnny Charles Robinson Jr., 44, 607 Pearl St., Apt. B, Columbia, on a nearby street.

The alleged victim called dispatch at 2:49 p.m. to report the rape, according to Columbia Police Detective Chris Brumfield. According to Brumfield, the door to the woman's apartment was open when the suspect allegedly entered. The woman's clothing was torn, and she was very upset, police said.

Information from: Marion County Informer,

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