Suspect charged in Tipton County assault, chase

Anthony Lenny Delauro (Source: Tipton County Sheriff's Department)
Anthony Lenny Delauro (Source: Tipton County Sheriff's Department)

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COVINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) - Investigators with the Tipton County Sheriff's Department spent Friday questioning the man they believe kidnapped and raped a 25-year-old, then leading deputies on a high speed chase in her car.

Investigators said 20-year old Anthony Lenny Delauro of Drummonds, Tennessee is now charged with everything from rape and robbery to reckless driving and evading arrest.

It all started in the parking lot of a Millington Wal-Mart when Delauro held a gun up to a 25-year-old woman and told her to get in her car.

Then the victim said he drove her to a remote area in the Drummonds community, sexually assaulted her, robbed her and took off in her car.  When deputies spotted the car, Delauro lead them on a high speed chase for 20 miles, sideswiping a citizen and several sheriff's cars.

He eventually drove off the roadway and ran off.

Delauro was taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries after he was arrested, and is now behind bars.

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