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Starbucks cup identifies Washington rape suspect

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 09:12 a.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014


OLYMPIA, Wash. >> A discarded Starbucks cup helped lead police to a rape suspect in Olympia, Wash.

The paper cup fell out of the attacker's car into a parking lot on Feb. 19 as the woman who said she was accosted fled.

The cup had a sticker with coffee information that revealed it had been bought earlier that day at a Starbucks drive-through in DuPont. Police were able to match surveillance video, leading to the arrest Tuesday of 35-year-old Bryon E. Johnston.

The Olympian reports a judge found probable cause Wednesday to hold Johnston in jail for investigation of kidnapping and rape in the February attack and a similar attack in November on another woman abducted from an Olympia bus stop.

Johnston's defense lawyer, Paul Strophy, declined comment Wednesday.






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jess wrote:
See, at least something good has come out of the coffee juggernaut!
on March 6,2014 | 08:28AM
HanabataDays wrote:
But, but they covered up the juggernauts!
on March 6,2014 | 09:36AM
cojef wrote:
No mention of DNA evidence on the cup. It could be someone else's cup??
on March 6,2014 | 10:18AM
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