County authorities arrest rape suspect

Charles Johnson

Authorities in Shenandoah County on Thursday arrested a man wanted on a rape charge in Fairfax County.

The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office executed an arrest warrant on Charles Wesely James Johnson for Fairfax County on a charge of sexual assault against a victim by force, threat or intimidation. Authorities booked Johnson at Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday. An official with the Sheriff’s Office said she did not have details about Johnson’s case, except that the agency acted on the warrant and arrested the suspect.

A spokesman with the Fairfax County Police Department confirmed that the agency had a warrant for Johnson’s arrest on the charge. The spokesman said he could not provide details of the investigation or the allegations against Johnson. The victim and Johnson are known to each other, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said he did not know Johnson’s connection, if any, to Shenandoah County. Johnson did not pose a threat to the county, the spokesman said.