UPDATE: Police seek help finding man wanted for assaulting, binding victim and ransacking, setting fire to apartment

Omarr Romance-Lomax Martin

AUGUST 11 UPDATE: Roanoke Police are asking for help finding a man suspected of demanding money from another, assaulting the victim, binding his hands and feet, ransacking the apartment, then setting it on fire. Police say it happened early Tuesday morning in an apartment along the 2800-block of Colonial Avenue. They are looking for 20-year-old Omarr Romance-Lomax Martin.

FROM ROANOKE POLICE: The Roanoke Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating Omarr Romance-Lomax Martin, age 20 of Roanoke. He is described as being 5’4″ and 125 pounds. Mr. Martin is wanted for Malicious Wounding and Arson from an assault and fire that occurred in the 2800 Block Colonial Avenue S.W. on August 7, 2017. Anyone with information on Martin’s whereabouts are asked to call the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500 or by calling 911.

PREVIOUSLY: Roanoke Police are looking for a man suspected of demanding money from another, assaulting the victim, binding his hands and feet, ransacking the apartment, then setting it on fire. Police say it happened overnight along the 2,800-block of Colonial Avenue, where 70-year-old Clarence Kakert was treated for head lacerations. Officers identify the suspect they seek as 20-year-old Omar Martin.

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