UPDATE: Pensacola rape suspect previously charged with murder

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UPDATE 11:28 am:

Corey Hill, the suspect charged in a kidnapping and rape in Pensacola was previously arrested and charged with a 2012 murder. According to court documents, Hill was arrested in 2014 and charged in the beating and shooting death of Alfred Watson. Watson’s body was found in a wooded area at Wentworth and Jordan Street in December 2012. Court documents from 2015, show the murder charge against Hill was dropped because of “insufficient evidence”.

UPDATE: 6:26 am: Pensacola police have arrested Corey Antwone Hill in connection to a kidnapping and rape that happened Monday. Hill was taken into custody inside a Pensacola apartment around 1 am. Officers say Hill surrendered peacefully and has been cooperative during the investigation. Hill has a criminal history. Pensacola police say Hill stalked and harassed joggers in Pensacola last year. Officers interviewed Hill but didn’t have enough information to charge him. In 2016, Hill allegedly harassed a massage therapist. Hill has been charged with rape and kidnapping in connection to this case. His bail has been set at $150,000. This is a developing story, we will keep you posted. 

UPDATE: 5:57 am: Pensacola police have announced an arrest in this case. Officers will hold a press conference at 6 a.m. to update the public. 

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Pensacola Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a suspect wanted for rape and kidnapping. 

During a press conference, Pensacola Police say two friends, a man and a woman, were out at a bar on Palafox Street Sunday night into Monday morning.  Police say once the two left, the woman passed out right outside of the bar. Police say they are unsure how she passed out, if it was due to alcohol or another substance, but she blacked out. 

The woman’s male friend attempted to wake her up and revive her. Police say, she was breathing, but wasn’t alert. 

That was when another man, the wanted suspect, came up to help the male friend. Police say the friend knew he couldn’t carry the victim, so he left to get his car. This was when Pensacola Police say the suspect picked the woman up, took her to his car and left the area.

The victim woke up the next morning knew she had been sexually assaulted, police say. She filed a report with the police.  

Pensacola Police gave a description of the suspect. He’s a black male, about 6 foot 1 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds. Police say he has an athletic build and has long dreads. He was driving a silver 4 door Kia Optima. 

Pensacola Police say the suspect will be charged with forcible rape and kidnapping. 

If you know how this man is, please call Pensacola Police at 850-435-1901 or Crimestoppers at 850-433-STOP. Police say they are asking for any witnesses to come forward to help find the suspect. 

Pensacola Police are expected to release surveillance video to us.

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