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Witness scares off sexual assault suspect with 'big stick'

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James Junior Felder (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) James Junior Felder (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - A man suspected of criminal suspect conduct while armed with an ice pick is now behind bars.

According to the incident report from Conway Police, this alleged sexual assault occurred on the evening of Jan. 15 on Ninth Avenue.

When police arrived on scene, they met a man who stumbled upon the crime after noticing a door left ajar and determining that to be suspicious. He says in the report he found the suspect lying on top of a woman, forcing her to have sex with him. The witness then scared the man away with a "big stick," pushing him out the front door while still trying to pull his pants up.

Both the witness and the female victim, who were visibly upset, saying the suspect was armed with an ice pick. When asked to describe him, the male witness said, "I know him; it's Jesse James." A search of the surrounding area did not reveal the suspect or a weapon.

Now nearly a month later, 43-year-old James Junior Felder has been booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center and charged with burglary and criminal sexual conduct.

He is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond has not been set.

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