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Man charged with rape


An Electric City man was arrested by Grand Coulee police Sunday and, according to Grant County Prosecutor Angus Lee, is being charged with rape in the second degree, unlawful imprisonment, interfering with the report of domestic violence and obstructing justice.

The charges against Michael Berry, 29, of Washington Place, were made after a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

Lee said Tuesday afternoon a judge had found there was probable cause on all four counts and Berry remained in jail with bail set at $75,000. An arraignment is scheduled for July 22.

Grand Coulee Police Chief Mel Hunt said Berry was arrested at a Grand Coulee residence at about 11 p.m. Sunday.

Berry was known by the victim, according to police.

The alleged incident occurred July 8, and police were finally able to locate Berry Sunday.

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