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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Saturday April 1st, 2017 :: 08:30 p.m. PDT


Sheriff's Detectives arrest 50-year-old Napa man for kidnapping, sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Deputies made an arrest this morning of a 50-year-old Napa man for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Deputies responded to an emergency call at about 5:40 AM this morning to Hwy 1 at S. Harbour Wy in Bodega Bay when a man called stating his 13-year-old companion jumped out of his moving vehicle and ran off.

Deputies arrived to the call and, as they were speaking with the caller, the 13-year-old girl came out of the bushes, stumbled up to the deputies, covered in road rash and stated the suspect had raped her. Deputies detained the caller, 50-year-old Napa resident Timothy Lee Marble. An ambulance responded to the scene and took the victim to a local hospital for treatment. We were also able to reach the girl’s mother and get them reunited.

After the girl was treated, detectives interviewed the victim and learned that on the evening of March 30, 2017 she got into an argument with her mother and ran away from her Napa home. At about 3:00 AM on March 31 she was at a Shell gas station in Napa when she met Marble and they engaged in conversation. Marble convinced her to get into his red Chevy pickup to give her a ride.

Marble gave her a ride out into an unknown location in the country and they smoked marijuana together. Marble then made sexual advances towards her which she rejected. He ended up tying her to a nearby tree and sexually assaulted her.

Marble then drove the victim around some more and convinced her to use methamphetamine and used a syringe to inject her with the drug.

The two travelled more and at one point Marble used a razor blade and a knife to make superficial cuts to her leg. He also scratched his name into her skin using the knife. His name was still visible for the detectives.

Also, during the course of this ordeal, Marble sexually assaulted her two more times while they were in his truck.

This morning Marble drove her to Bodega Bay and the victim, fearing for her life, jumped out of his moving truck and fled into the bushes. The suspect stopped his truck and called out to her and when she didn’t answer he told her he was going to kill her. When she didn’t answer, he called 911.

Detectives investigated the case and, at the conclusion of their investigation, they arrested Marble on numerous counts of sexual acts with a minor, kidnapping and child abuse. He was booked into the Sonoma County Jail and is being held without bail.

Timothy Lee Marble has a long criminal history and is a convicted felon from drug charges. He has no prior sex assault offenses.

Prepared by Sgt. Spencer Crum
CR 170401-006
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