PCB man arrested in Alabama on rape charges

Police in Alabaster, Alabama, say 36-year-old Leland Arwine of Panama City Beach is facing multiple charges, including Rape First Degree and Sodomy First Degree. (SHELBY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)

ALABASTER, Al. (PRESS RELEASE) - The Alabaster Police Department arrested Leland Crowell Arwine, 36, of Panama City Beach, Florida.

He is charged with Rape First Degree, Sodomy First Degree, Theft of Property First Degree, Attempted Rape First Degree and two counts of Domestic Violence First Degree.

The charges are a result of an investigation that started on June 1, 2019, when the Alabaster Police Department responded to a report of an assault in the area of the 100 block of Kensington Lane.

The victims arrived home, at that point a domestic began. Arwine allegedly sexually assaulted one victim and attempted to sexually assault another. He also allegedly physically assaulted both victims with a sword. Both victims were treated at a local hospital for their injuries. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. Arwine was taken into custody the next day without incident.

Arwine was booked into the Shelby County Jail on June 2, 2019 and is being held on $1,200,000 bond.

“This could have turned out much worse. These women were very strong and determined to survive a very difficult situation. I’m very thankful we were able to take this guy off the streets as quickly as we did,” said Police Chief Curtis Rigney.