Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison confirmed to The Brazil Times late Sunday evening that Larry J. Sharps, 36, Brazil, was booked into the Clay County Justice Center around 6 p.m.
Due to the nature of the case, the Brazil City Police is working in conjunction with Terre Haute Police Department, with assistance provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
On Monday, Harrison issued a press release showing Sharps' preliminary charges were updated to include kidnapping and criminal confinement.
The press release also provided additional details about the case.
Approximately 1:45 p.m. Sunday, the Brazil City Police Department responded to an "assault complaint" in the area of North Sherman Street.
When officers arrived at the scene, the victim said she had been threatened with a knife by the suspect and abducted from her Terre Haute residence. Sharp then drove her to Brazil, where she was allegedly sexually assaulted at a local residence during the early Sunday morning.
After the victim escaped from the home, she reported the incident to authorities.
Officials also released information about a witness who was present during most of the incident, confirming much of the victim's statement.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect's residence and interviewed witnesses well into Sunday evening.
At approximately 5 p.m., after contacting the police department, Sharps voluntarily came into the Clay County Justice Center for an interview. Afterwards, he was arrested and booked into jail with a $25,000 bond.
Brazil patrolmen Andy Whittington and Clint McQueen have been assigned to the investigation.
When contacted by The Brazil Times, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office confirmed the case is under review for other potential charges Monday afternoon. Prosecutor Lee Reberger said while the case is under investigation the office will be unable to make further comments.
Sharps is expected to be arraigned on formal charges sometime Tuesday.
Currently on parole, Sharps was released from prison in February of 2007.
Registered as a "sex predator" on the Indiana Sheriff's Association Sex and Violent Offender Registry, Sharps' offender type is listed as a lifetime notification for a conviction for criminal deviate conduct. He is one of nine designated "sex predators" listed in Clay County as of a search of the website on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.
Although unable to comment about Sharps' inclusion in the registry, Harrison encourages people to look at the registry frequently.
"Reality is we have offenders who live in the city and county," Harrison said about the registry, believing it should be used as an informational aid for public safety. "How else will people be able to be informed and be more alert to their surroundings and their safety if they don't use the site."
Harrison said the Terre Haute Police Dept. is reviewing case information developed by his department as part of their own investigation.
The Vigo County Prosecutor's Office is also reviewing the case for potential charges to file in their jurisdiction.