At approximately 6 a.m. on April 1, 2016, the Winchester Police Department responded to a report of a break-in in the 200 block of Woodberry Lane. The female victim woke up to find a man in her bedroom inappropriately touching her. When she screamed, the man ran out the front door of the apartment. The victim did not know the man. She provided police with a description of the suspect.
Just a few minutes after the assault, another officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1300 block of S. Loudoun Street. The driver, Dwayne Chauncey Clemons, 26, had an outstanding warrant out of Prince William County, VA for a probation violation and was arrested. During an inventory of the vehicle, officers discovered property belonging to the victim who lived at Woodberry Lane. Clemons, a Winchester resident, also matched the description of the suspect in the assault case. Subsequently, investigators charged Clemons with breaking and entering, aggravated sexual battery and credit card theft and served the outstanding warrant from Prince William County.
Clemons is being held without bond at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division at (540) 545-4707 or Crime Solvers at (540) 665-TIPS (8477).