Navarre Man Charged With Rape, Forcing Woman in Trunk

A Navarre man is behind bars on charges he raped a woman at knifepoint and then put her in the trunk of his car.

The woman was able to escape the vehicle, while it was moving. She was picked up by witnesses who took her for help.

Sheriff officials say 21-year-old Derrick Lofton attacked the woman while she was at his home Tuesday. Reports say Lofton apologized after he raped the woman, but as she was leaving he choked her and forced her into the trunk.

Lofton is charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping and sexual assault with a felony.

Authorities say the two have a history but specifics weren't given.


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