Crime

Phoenix Truck-Stop Rape Suspect Busted in Texas

Police in Austin, Texas arrested a man earlier this month wanted by the Phoenix Police Department for the January rape and assault of a woman at a Phoenix truck stop.

On February 11, Austin police arrested 40-year-old Darryl Clark after he was identified by Phoenix police as a suspect in the attack.

Clark asked a 30-year-old woman, whose identity is not being released because she was the victim of a sexual assault, to help him clean his truck at a Phoenix truck stop on January 16, cops say.

Once the woman got in the cab of the truck, Clark beat her until she was unconscious and raped her, they say.

Clark, according to police, held the woman captive in his truck for several hours before releasing her on the corner of 32nd Street and Broadway early in the morning.

When she was released, a good Samaritan found her and called police, but Clark was gone.

Clark was identified as a suspect because the truck he was driving belonged to a moving company where he worked for about seven years, traveling to more than 30 states.

It's unclear whether he committed other assaults in other cities, but police in San Antonio, Texas, say he may be a suspect in a similar attack there.

The victim of the Phoenix attack is still undergoing treatment for head injuries she suffered during the attack.

Clark is in jail in Austin, fighting extradition to Arizona.

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