JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced that it has charged a man in the January attempted kidnapping of a jogger and a March sexual assault.
Michael Justin Lourcey, 26, was linked to two separate battery cases through DNA and photo identification, according to JSO Chief Tom Hackney.
The attempted kidnapping happened in January when a woman was jogging near Timberlin Park and Southside Boulevard. She was hit over the head and dragged into the woods, according to Hackney.
She escaped, the suspect took off running and police later released a composite sketch.
The most recent aggravated battery incident that Lourcey is linked to happened March 14, near the intersection of Emerson Street and Philips Highway.
A woman told police she had been talking to the suspect at a nearby office building when he allegedly hit her over the head and then "raped her," according to the police report.
Police were able to track down Lourcey based on that woman's description. He was later linked to the Timberlin Park attack based on DNA collected from a hoodie that was found in the area.
Hackney said Lourcey lived with family in the Timberlin Park area. He is charged with kidnapping, armed sexual battery and two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
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