By The Chronicle
A man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of rape after allegedly becoming violent during what began as a consensual sexual encounter, according to court documents.
Jeremy L. Francis, 34, made his first appearance Monday in Lewis County Superior Court on one count of second-degree rape.
Superior Court Judge Joely O’Rourke agreed to impose $100,000 bail, in accordance with a request from the Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office.
According to court documents and the Centralia Police Department, at 3:06 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a location near the intersection of Cherry and Pearl streets to a report of a rape.
A woman reported she and Francis were having a consensual sexual encounter when Francis allegedly became violent. She told police she told Francis to stop multiple times and he refused.
Francis did show up at the residence, according to court documents, and was “detained” by a male member of the alleged victim’s household before police arrived and placed him under arrest.
Francis’ next court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.