A man suspected of raping a woman last weekend in Maywood has been arrested near Fresno, authorities said Saturday.
Salvador Martinez of Maywood, 28, was located and apprehended at about 3:30 p.m. Friday near Fresno. Martinez was transported back to Los Angeles County and arrested on suspicion of rape and other related charges at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s East Los Angeles station. He was being held in lieu of $1 million bail, according to Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The arrest was made in collaboration with the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and the LACSD’s Major Crimes Bureau, Rouzan said.
Martinez will be arraigned Tuesday at Norwalk Superior Court.
The victim, who is between 30 and 40 years old, was attacked between midnight and 4 a.m. Sunday in her home in the 3600 block of Maywood Avenue, according to Sgt. Betty Lascano of the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau.
The woman was home alone when the attack occurred, Lascano said.
Anyone with information about the suspect was urged to call their local law enforcement agency or the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau hotline at (877) 710-5273.
—City News Service