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Man who tied runaway girl to tree and raped her calls police to say that she jumped out of his truck

By Mason White 5:26 PM April 6, 2017
Timothy Lee Marble
Timothy Lee Marble
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A man took advantage of a girl who ran away from her home following an argument with her mother, according to police in California.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested the 50-year-old Napa man for kidnapping and sexually assaulting the 13-year-old girl.

Deputies responded to an emergency call at about 5:40 a.m., to Highway 1 at S. Harbour Way in Bodega Bay, when a man called, stating his 13-year-old companion jumped out of his moving vehicle and ran off.

Deputies arrived 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 that the suspect had raped her.

Deputies detained the caller, 50-year-old Timothy Lee Marble.

An ambulance responded to the scene and took the victim to a hospital for treatment. Police 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 one night, she got into an argument with her mother and ran away from her home.

At about 3:00 a.m., 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 to 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, using a syringe to inject her with the drug.

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

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.

Marble was charged with 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.

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