A career criminal already in custody on unrelated charges will be charged in connection with a Dec. 30 sexual assault in Miami, police said Wednesday.
Authorities are charging Terrence Jefferson, 33, in connection with the incident in which a suspect robbed and sexually assault a woman at gunpoint inside her car, police said.
Johnson was being held without bond Wednesday on a number of charges, including kidnapping, false imprisonment, sexual battery and others. It was unknown whether he has an attorney.
On Dec. 30 at about 9 a.m. the armed suspect got into the woman's car in the area of Northeast 9th Avenue and 86th Street, forced her into the back seat and drove a short distance before he sexually assaulted her in the car, police said.
The suspect stole several items from the victim before he fled the scene in a late model dark blue Chevy Impala with dark tinted windows and chrome rims, according to police.
Last week, detectives with the Special Victims Unit handed out flyers with a sketch of the suspect in the attack.
Police said two days before the attack, Jefferson had kidnapped a woman after he offered her a ride. The woman was able to fight back, police said.
"There's a young lady, 18 years old, had just left the bus stop. Mr. Jefferson took out a gun, told her to get in his car and he drove out and he was trying to sexually assault her when she started fighting back," Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa said.
The day after the attack, Jefferson robbed a 9-year-old and 13-year-old at gunpoint, police said. One of the girls was able to get his license plate number, which led police to Jefferson.
"Fortunately the little girl, she would go around with her father, she would go around playing games, identifying tags with her father and this little girl was instrumental in giving us the tag of the car," Orosa said.
Jefferson was arrested recently on unrelated charges. He was booked into jail on Thursday, Jan. 9 on numerous charges in two separate cases, online Miami-Dade Corrections records show.
Jefferson had just been released from prison in November, police said.