Dayton Police need your help finding suspect in violent sexual assault, kidnapping

Dayton Police need your help finding suspect in violent sexual assault, kidnapping

DAYTON — Dayton Police are trying to find the suspect in an alleged kidnapping and rape last month; a man Butler Township Police also hope to speak with about an alleged kidnapping and rape there.

Shawn Holmes, 38, has an active warrant out of Dayton following the alleged Aug. 20 attack along the Smithville Road.

According to an affidavit filed in Dayton Municipal Court, around 1:30am Aug. 20, the victim reported the suspect grabbed her, “forcing her into the back seat of his vehicle,” and then “drove her to an unknown location refusing to let her out of the vehicle.”

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The affidavit  victim reported Holmes then “proceeded to get in the back seat with her,” “threatened to harm her.” The document said, “She told him to stop and he became more enraged until he finally took her back to the area where she was removed from.”

Lt. Jason Hall, Dayton Police Department, said Tuesday officers were eventually able to identify Holmes as a suspect, and mentioned Holmes' possible connection to another alleged sexual assault and rape in another part of the Miami Valley.

“Mr. Holmes is also wanted for questioning by the Butler Township Police Department for a similar sexual assault,” Hall said.

News Center 7′s Sean Cudahy stopped by the Englewood address listed for Holmes Tuesday evening, looking for a comment. A woman who answered the door used an expletive to describe the accusations against him, and incorrectly claim police “only want to talk with him.” (Dayton Police confirm Holmes has an active warrant for kidnapping and sexual assault.)

She walked back inside the house when asked where Holmes is.

Holmes is listed as 6′2, 250 pounds, possibly driving a white 2014 Nissan cargo van, Ohio plates GVT5623.

Anyone with information on Holmes' whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (937) 222-STOP.