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'Families values' tattoo helps identify Missouri man accused in rape

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 11:29:33-05

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Charging documents say a swastika and "family values" tattoo helped police identify a Missouri man accused of choking, raping and stabbing a woman.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 26-year-old James Simpson, of Springfield, is jailed on six felony charges, including first-degree rape. No attorney is listed for him in online court records. He's being held on $250,000 bond.

Charging documents say Simpson attacked the woman last month after she invited him to her home. The documents say he choked her until she lost consciousness and stabbed her twice in the back, puncturing one of her lungs. She escaped by crawling out of a window and running to a neighbor's home for help.

The documents say Simpson was arrested Monday after struggling with officers.