COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - A reported rape and beating of a woman in her apartment on Cutter Avenue in Coldwater remains under investigation. A 29-year old man from Kendallville, Indiana has been arrested and charged as a suspect in the alleged assault that occurred early Friday morning. Coldwater Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight. The suspect had fled but was located several blocks away on North Michigan Avenue.
Officers say the 27-year old victim arrived home from work and was confronted by her boyfriend. Police say he strangled and sexually assaulted the woman. Eugene Dawayne White was arraigned Friday on a 4-count warrant including first degree criminal sexual conduct. He’s being held on $250,000 bond with his next court appearance on Thursday and a preliminary exam set for October 4th.