Franklin man charged with malicious wounding, abduction, attempted rape

Published 9:47 am Friday, August 3, 2018

A Franklin man was arrested on Sunday on charges of malicious wounding, abduction and attempted rape.

According to Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department, officers responded to the 100 block of South High Street at 6:32 p.m. in response to reports of a disturbance.


While en route, they received a second emergency call about a female covered in blood on Cameron Street.

When rescue responded to Cameron Street, the victim alleged that a suspect struck her in the head and face with a brick. She had serious head injuries and was transported to an area trauma hospital.

The officers’ investigation led them to a residence in the 100 block of North High Street, where they discovered evidence of an assault. Additional evidence was recovered after the officers obtained a search warrant for the residence.

The officers then obtained arrest warrants for Milton Baker Jr., 48, for malicious wounding, abduction and attempted rape.

Baker was remanded to the Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.