Two suspects arrested in Harper Woods hotel rape

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Two suspects were expected to be arraigned Thursday on charges in connection with a rape and assault early Saturday morning at the Parkcrest Inn in Harper Woods.

An 18-year-old was arrested in Detroit on Monday afternoon; a second male suspect, whose age was not released, was arrested Wednesday morning in Warren. Harper Woods detectives were assisted by the Michigan State Police and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Team.

During a brief vehicle pursuit Wednesday, police said the second suspect threw a handgun from the vehicle believed to have been used in the incident Saturday.

Police recovered the weapon and determined the vehicle was reported taken during a carjacking in Detroit earlier this month. Police believe both suspects are involved in other similar crimes.

Both suspects are being held at the Harper Woods Department of Public Safety without bond on multiple felonies.

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