Man accused in violent overnight crime spree had just been released from jail, has COVID-19, police say

Published 2:07 pm Friday, June 26, 2020

Police say a man who tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus went on a crime spree Thursday night and Friday morning, raping two women, stealing cars, kidnapping and shooting someone — all before leading police on a chase in a stolen car.

Brandon police say Vincent Ogiamien, 29, was arrested Friday morning ending a crime spree.

Ogiamien, police said, had just been released from jail on a DUI charge. He now faces charges of rape, aggravated assault, kidnapping and car theft. He was being held Friday afternoon without bond.

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Jackson area media report Ogiamien was arrested on Sunday, charged with DUI. He was released from jail Thursday, just hours later, police say, his crime spree started.

He’s accused of stopping a female driver, forcing his way into her car and attempting to sexually assault her, but fortunately, the woman escaped.

Police said then he took the woman’s car and committed a number of crimes, including home invasions, burglary, rape, attempted rape, shooting at people and stealing from them at gunpoint.

A citizen who reportedly saw Ogiamien expose himself to a Brandon gas station clerk exchanged gunfire with him.

Police spotted him and began the chase, eventually taking him into custody on Interstate 20 nearly Terry Road in Jackson.