Covington man indicted on various charges involving abduction, robbery stemming from September incident in downtown Roanoke


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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – A Covington man has been indicted on abduction, robbery, and other charges stemming from an incident that took place last month in downtown Roanoke.

According to John McNeil Jr. — the Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Roanoke — Anthony Texeira Jr. was allegedly involved in the incident that took place just after midnight on Sept. 5.

McNeil says a concerned citizen transported a woman to the Roanoke City Police Department after she flagged that person down. The woman is not from Roanoke but has cooperated with police during the investigation.

The identity of the woman has not been released at this time.

Texeira was identified courtesy of security camera footage from various downtown buildings.

Additional evidence was obtained after assistance from the United States Marshal’s Office, the Alleghany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He is being charged with abduction with intent to defile, robbery with serious injury, forcible sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, and attempted rape.

Texeira is currently being held in the Alleghany County Regional Jail without bond on unrelated charges.

No other details about the incident has been released.

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