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Memphis Man Arrested After He Runs Into Woman He Allegedly Robbed And Sexually Assaulted

A Memphis man was arrested at Taco Bell after an employee recognized him as the man who had robbed and sexually assaulted her the day before, police said.

The employee called police after Joshua Tubbs (photo below) walked into the Taco Bell where she works, My Fox Memphis reported. She told authorities that Tubbs, 27, had kidnapped, robbed, and sexually assaulted her with the help of two unknown men on Oct. 17.

The victim told investigators that she was forced into a black Pontiac Grand-AM. A man known as Courtney was driving, while another man sat in the passenger’s seat. Tubbs sat in the backseat with the victim.

Investigators said Tubbs stole $300 from the woman’s pockets and the unknown passenger took her cellphone. The suspects then reportedly struck the woman in the face, and Tubbs sexually assaulted her.

The woman was eventually pushed out of the vehicle by Tubbs, according to the arrest affidavit. The following day, Tubbs unknowingly walked into the Taco Bell where his alleged victim worked.

Tubbs told police he knew nothing of the robbery, according to WREG. Still, he was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and sexual battery. He is being held on a $175,000 bond and is set to appear in court on Oct. 20.

Police have not yet released any information on the other two suspects involved in the crime.

Sources: My Fox Memphis, WREG / Photo Credit: Police photo via My Fox Memphis, WREG


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