Man, 22, arrested after women report assault

Two British Columbia women say they were held against their will in a Bellingham hotel room and sexually assaulted by a man they met at a casino.

Police told The Bellingham Herald that the women invited the man to their room Saturday night. Police were called to the hotel shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday be a report of a naked man running up and down the hallway. He locked himself in a room and caused about $5,000 damage by breaking glass and other items.

Police used a stun gun to arrest the 22-year-old man. Harvey Raymond Jefferson was booked into the Whatcom County Jail for investigation of rape and malicious mischief.

The Associated Press