Rape suspect arrested on I-90

Bozeman man charged in violent sexual attack on Billings woman
By: 
Marlo Pronovost
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Yellowstone County Detention Facility photo
          
Richard Soria Jr. is being held on multiple felony charges involving an attack on a Billings woman. Stillwater County and MHP troopers arrested him last Sunday, working with the U.S. Marshals Service.

A Bozeman man wanted in the violent rape of a Billings woman was arrested on I-90 in Stillwater County last weekend.

Richard Soria Jr., 38, was taken into custody without incident by Montana Highway Patrol troopers and a Stillwater County Sheriff’s deputy Sunday afternoon.

The U.S. Marshals had been tracking Soria and at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, July 29, notified local lawmen that Soria was eastbound on I-90 and approaching Stillwater County.

Soria is considered dangerous with “violent tendencies,” according to Stillwater County Sheriff’s Office dispatch records.

Two MHP troopers began following Soria’s vehicle, and were joined by a deputy and a Columbus police officer. Soria was arrested without incident and his vehicle was impounded.

Soria is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Facility on $500,000 bond. His charges include aggravated sexual intercourse without consent, sexual intercourse without consent, aggravated burglary and partner family member strangulation. He made an initial appearance in a Yellowstone County court on Monday.

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