Arrest Made in Domestic Violence Incident

On Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1510 hours, Radford City Police Officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of East Main Street, Radford for a citizen’s report that a domestic assault had taken place.

Police found a victim that had a relationship with the offender (Antonio Lee Franklin, age 35, of Roanoke, VA). The offender is alleged to have physically assaulted the victim, sexually abused her during the assault, and kept her from leaving the premises or calling for assistance.

Franklin has been arrested and held without bond at the New River Valley Regional Jail on charges of Aggravated Assault (VA Code Section 18.2-51.6), Abduction (VA Code Section 18.2-47), Sexual Battery (VA Code Section 18.2-67.4), Petit Larceny (VA Code Section 18.2-96), Prevent Access to Emergency Services (VA Code Section 18.2-164B), and Destruction of Property (VA Code Section 18.2-137).