And here I thought it would've been self-evident that releasing people from prison who are obvious flight risks isn't exactly the most stellar idea:
Herndon police are searching for a Honduran man accused of sexually assaulting a Herndon woman after being released from jail, where he had been held since April on charges of assaulting the same woman.One of Gerry Connolly's preferred "Virginians."
On July 11, police say Wilmer Lopez-Mejia, 29, snuck up behind a Herndon woman believed to be a girlfriend, in front of her home in the 400 block of Virginia Ave.
According to police, Lopez-Mejia forced the woman into her home and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint overnight. "She was cut a few times with a knife," said Lt. Jeffery Coulter of the HPD.
Lopez-Mejia fled the residence the following morning.
He was reported to be in the 1200 block of Elden Street on Saturday night, where police executed a search by canine and helicopter, but to no avail.
The victim's injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to police. Lopez-Mejia was originally arrested on April 17 for "running a car into the front of the victim's house and trying to abduct her," Coulter said.