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Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Virginia Woman After Running Her Off the Highway

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Courtesy Stafford County Sheriff's Office
Courtesy Stafford County Sheriff's Office

After a nearly two-week search, authorities arrested a suspect for allegedly running a Virginia woman off the road and sexually assaulting her for more than two hours on Oct. 31, PEOPLE confirms.

Robert Carlos Flores Sibrian, 26, was arrested in Sanford, North Carolina, on Nov. 10,  according to a Stafford County Sheriff’s Office news release. Flores Sibrian has been charged with rape and aggravated sexual battery.

“This is a huge sigh of relief for the community,” Stafford Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman M.C. Moncure tells PEOPLE.

Flores Sibrian allegedly dragged the woman into a ditch to sexually assault her in the early morning, authorities have told PEOPLE.

The woman told police she never saw the vehicle used to run her off the road prior to the crash, which caused her car to spin out of control before the car stopped on the shoulder of the road, police said.

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In her initial interview, the woman, who has not been identified, said she did not know the man and that he spoke Spanish and broken English, police said.

After the alleged assault, the victim said the man walked back to his car and drove away, police said. The woman waited for her alleged attacker to be out of sight before she went back to her car and used her cell phone to call 911, police said.

Flores Sibrian is currently being held in Lee County jail on a $10,000 bond and an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, the news release states. He has no fixed address but was living in the Fredericksburg area prior to the incident, according to the release.

It is not clear whether he will be extradited back to Virginia to be prosecuted. He has not entered a plea or been appointed an attorney, Stafford officials tell PEOPLE.