WINTERHAVEN — Imperial County Sheriff's Office deputies are seeking a warrant to arrest a man who crossed into Arizona after allegedly raping a woman here Tuesday.
A female transient in her 40s was raped in a van beneath the Fourth Avenue Bridge around 2 or 3 p.m. Tuesday, said sheriff's Sgt. Sharon Stogner.
The suspect is a male transient the woman knew prior to the incident, Stogner said.
Since learning of the incident at 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, officials have been waiting for the suspect to cross back into California from Arizona where he fled after the attack, Stogner said.
Stogner said officials are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant in the continuing investigation.