Bond set at #036;.5 million in assault case
CHESAPEAKE — A half-million bond was set in the case of a South Point man facing three felony charges after an incident in the South Point Wal-Mart.
Appearing in Lawrence County Municipal Court Friday morning for a preliminary hearing Darren Sharpe, 18, was also appointed Mike Gleichauf as his attorney.
Sharpe of 30 Township Road 1025, South Point, was arrested by Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies around 9 Monday evening after Wal-Mart employees locked him in a ladies restroom.
Store personnel believed he was the man who a day earlier had accosted a woman in the restroom. That man wielding a knife had threatened the woman, according to a press release by Sheriff Tim Sexton.
The woman was released unharmed.
Sharpe was charged with attempted rape, kidnapping and felonious assault. He also faces a charge of resisting arrest.
There was no known relationship between the victim and the alleged assailant, according to Chief Deputy Jeff Lawless.
At the bond hearing a restraining order was issued against Sharpe to prohibit his coming in contact with the victim.
A preliminary hearing is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Lawrence County Municipal Court in Chesapeake.