In July 28 Issue
A Russell County man is being held on two counts of first degree rape along with other charges, according to the state police
Michael York, 38, of Russell Springs was arrested early Monday by the Kentucky State Police after allegedly taking an adult female victim to a location off John Street where he held her at knifepoint and forced her to engage in various sexual interactions.
The citation reads that York went to another residence where he broke out the front glass of a door in an attempt to make entry. After finally gaining entrance through a side door he kicked in, he attempted to rape a second adult female victim. The second victim, who is a sister to the first victim, was able to break free and flee to a neighbor where she called 911.
York allegedly fled the residence and attempted to hide in the basement of that residence.
At the time that York was taken into custody a knife matching the description given by the first victim was located in his back pocket, according to the citation. York was positively identified by both victims.
In addition to two counts of rape, York is charged with sodomy first degree, burglary first degree, public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and menacing.
He is being held on $100,000 cash bond at the Russell County Detention Center.