The man accused of abducting a 22-year-old woman in a terrifying attack that was caught on camera is expected to appear in a federal courtroom in Pennsylvania this week.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 37-year-old Delvin Barnes is being transported to Philadelphia on Tuesday, and is due in court Wednesday.
Barnes stands accused of forcing Carlesha Freeland-Gaither into a Ford Taurus on a Philadelphia street earlier this month; the struggle made national headlines after investigators released footage of the attack.
Freeland-Gaither survived the incident and was found on Wednesday in Jessup, Md., with Barnes, who was taken into custody.
Last week, Barnes was moved from Maryland, where he was apprehended, to Charles City County, Va., where he is accused of abducting a teenage girl. The girl — who in October walked into a business, naked and smelling of bleach and gasoline — also survived that incident.
DNA evidence has linked Barnes to the case in Virginia, where he was convicted of robbery in 2001. In 2006, he was also convicted of aggravated assault in Philadelphia.
Barnes is being held at Riverside Regional Jail near Prince George, Va., where he has been placed on suicide watch. He will be turned over to the FBI on Tuesday and transferred to Philadelphia, where he’ll be arraigned Wednesday on a federal abduction charge, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“Once he is tried on federal charges, he will be back here,” the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jayson Crawley told the Associated Press.
The sheriff’s office called the trial plan a “a coordinated tactical maneuver.”
“It was not clear when the charges issued in Charles City County may be brought to trial,” the Times-Dispatch added.