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Police Arrest Rape Suspect

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A man accused of rape was tracked down thanks to a tip from the public, the Metro Nashville Police Department said in a press release Monday.

German Ricardo Giron Gonzalez, 20, was accused of rape after a woman who spent the night at a friend's house where he was also staying said she woke up Monday morning to find him on top of her assaulting her, the release said. She screamed and fled in a car.

Gonzalez was driving on Rehnea Drive when an officer in an unmarked car spotted him. Gonzalez stopped the car and fled on foot. A short time later, a citizen reported to Mt. Juliet police that they saw a man matching the suspect description enter a wooded area. Metro Canine Officer Robert Collins was about to begin a search when Gonzalez walked out of the woods and surrendered himself.

Gonzalez as charged with rape. His bond was set at $50,000.

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