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2 women, man charged with abduction, sex crimes in Henrico neighborhood

Posted at 10:35 AM, Jun 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 13:12:47-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Three people were arrested in connection to an alleged abduction and sexual assault reported in Henrico County.

"On June 20, 2019 around 2:27 a.m., Henrico Police responded reference an assault that reportedly occurred in the 8100 block of Four Mile Run Parkway. The victim reported being physically and sexually assaulted by known individuals," a Henrico Police spokesperson said.

Further investigation lead to identifying the following suspects and charges:

Dayna Ruth Reeves, 39, of Henrico, John Lawrence Ellis Jr., 21, of Henrico, and Ryanna Cassidy Murrell, 28, of Petersburg, were charged with:

Assault by Mob
Aggravated Malicious Wounding
Aggravated Sexual Battery
Attempted Sodomy

Ryanna Cassidy Murrell, Dayna Ruth Reeves, and John Lawrence Ellis Jr.

Crime Insider Jon Burkett reported Thursday that the victim, a female, escaped from a Henrico home after the assault. She was taken to the hospital and was expected to fully recover.

In a first court appearance, Reeves and Murrell were denied bond Friday. They were both given a court-appointed attorney, and are due back in court September 17, at 9:30 a.m.

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