Man Charged In Connection To Attack Near UK Campus

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Updated: 12/05/2012 7:59 am
 Police have arrested a man they said was responsible for an attack near the University of Kentucky campus back in September.
 Christopher Releford, 32, was taken into custody Tuesday.
 Investigators said DNA evidence links Releford to the crime.
 They said a woman was walking on East Maxwell just after 3 a.m. September 7th when she felt like she was being followed.
 She told police she pulled out a pocket knife just as she was grabbed from behind.
 She said the suspect began tearing at her underwear but she was able to cut him on his chest, neck and face.
 The suspect ran off.
 Lexington Police said the Harrodsburg Sheriff's office later contacted them and said Releford showed up at a local hospital with cuts to his face and chest just an hour after the attack.
 Investigators said Releford claimed he got the wounds after being attacked when he stopped to help a motorist.
 Police later questioned him and got a DNA sample, which they said matched blood found on the knife and the sidewalk from the attack on East Maxwell.
 Releford is charged with attempted rape and assault.
 

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