CPD makes arrest in sexual assault reported near USC campus - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

CPD makes arrest in sexual assault reported near USC campus

Carols Jovany Hernandez (courtesy Columbia PD) Carols Jovany Hernandez (courtesy Columbia PD)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a sexual assault that occurred last weekend on Barnwell Street near the University of South Carolina campus.

Police say Carlos Jovany Hernandez, 21, of West Columbia, turned himself in at police headquarters Wednesday morning. He is charged with criminal sexual assault and kidnapping. 

RELATED: See images from the scene of the crime. 

Hernandez was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Bond was set at $300,000 cash surety in a hearing Wednesday morning. 

A woman reported an armed man forced her to go with him to the 800 block of Barnwell Street, near Greene Street, where he sexually assaulted her at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Earlier this week, Columbia Police released photos from surveillance video of a person wanted for questioning in the case. 

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