Police search for man wanted for alleged rape, abduction in Lynchburg

Curtis Lamont Dammones (Lynchburg Police)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Lynchburg Police are looking for a man they say is connected to an alleged abduction and assault.

Police say they got the call about the incident on Monday, August 7.

According to police, officers determined the suspect, Curtis Lamont Dammones, 33, of Lynchburg, was possibly armed and inside a residence in the 1100 block of Wise Street.

The landlord of the property, Robert Crews said police asked him to unlock the apartment around 3:30 p.m. He didn't have the keys, so LPD kicked down the door.

The tactical unit was called to the scene and a search was conducted, but officials say Dammones was nowhere to be found. The whole ordeal was about four hours, according to Crews.

Dammones is charged with abduction by force, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, rape, and discharging a firearm within the city.

Crews said Dammones and his girlfriend moved in about two years ago. He doesn't know too much about the suspects, but added Dammones was struggling with suicidal thoughts recently.

"I talked with him and told him whatever goes on in life, that it's not worth taking your own life," Crews said, while standing in front of what is left of the police tape on the front porch.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call Detective Dempsey at (434) 455-6161 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900.

You can also live a tip here at the Crime Stoppers website or text "CVCS" and your message to 274637.

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