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Man Charged In Alleged Assault Of Vanderbilt Student

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Jul 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-30 16:50:46-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been taken into custody after he was accused of attacking a woman on the campus of Vanderbilt University.

An arrest warrant was issued for 25-year-old Troy Jones. He was charged with rape after allegedly attacking a woman around 11:13 a.m. Saturday as she walked on 24th Avenue South.

Authorities said the incident happened when the 21-year-old victim, a Vanderbilt student, left a residential hall.

According to reports, Jones allegedly pushed the victim down, pulled up her dress, and sexually assaulted her with his hand.

The victim was able to flee on foot and identify the suspect from a photo.

Jones had been free on a $75,000 bond for the sexual assault of a woman in September 2013. Officials said in that case, Jones allegedly broke into the victim’s Herman Street apartment, and the victim awoke to him assaulting her. When she screamed, Jones fled on foot, but he was detained by family members of the victim a short time later.

Officials with the Vanderbilt Unversity Police Department released the following statement regarding the suspect:

"He is not affiliated with Vanderbilt and should he make bail, he will be warned not to return to campus. If you see this person on campus, please call VUPD immediately."

Again, according to a social media account for Metro police, Jones was arrested Sunday. He was taken into custody at his Meharry Avenue residence. No further details were available. 

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