A 26-year-old is charged with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a woman and stealing the purse of another victim on different occasions, Columbia police announced Thursday.
Xavier Lamar Smith is accused of stealing one victim’s purse around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 4 while at a home in the 1900 block of Lorick Avenue, police said. The suspect was arrested shortly after the incident.
Police also accuse the suspect of demanding money from a woman July 29 at a bus stop in the 2000 block of Lorick Avenue and sexually assaulting the victim near a field across the street.
Smith was being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.