Coos County sheriff arrests man on rape charge

Coos County sheriff arrests man on rape charge

COOS BAY, Ore. - A man face charges of rape, sex abuse and strangulation after a 46-year-old woman went to the hospital and reported being assaulted, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.

Deputies arrested Timothy Wayne Ashmus, 42, at 1 p.m. Tuesday at a McKenna Lane home in the Millington area south of Coos Bay. In addition to rape and other charges, he was booked on a probation violation.

The investigation started at 8 a.m. Monday when the woman went to Bay Area Hospital and reported being raped.