SWAT officers tracked down a man accused of raping a woman after offering her a ride.
Robbie Jefferson was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday near South Champion and Madison Avenues.
The victim told police that she was stranded on Aug. 4, so she accepted a ride from Jefferson.
According to police, Jefferson, 44, abruptly pulled into the parking lot of a closed business. The victim attempted to flee when Jefferson allegedly knocked her unconscious.
Investigators said that Jefferson forced the victim into the backseat before he choked her, punched her and sexually assaulted her.
Police said that Jefferson abandoned the vehicle when it became disabled.
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