Following the issuance of an arrest warrant, members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) developed information on the whereabouts of Rajneish H. Poyser, 24, of San Antonio, Texas.
Poyser was wanted for Attempt Criminal Sexual Assault (Class 2 Felony) and Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 4 Felony). A Lake County Judge set bond at $300,000.00 for the arrest warrant.
In July of 2018, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sexual offense. The 23-year-old victim reported Poyser, an acquaintance of hers, was visiting the area from his permanent home in Texas. She and Poyser made plans to socialize. While together at a residence in 38100 block of North State Park Road, Unincorporated Spring Grove, Poyser made unwanted sexual advances toward the victim.
During the encounter, the victim tried to leave the residence, but Poyser blocked her path, and pulled her pants down. He then lifted her shirt and made contact with one of her sexual organs with his mouth. The victim was able to leave and drove to a nearby police station.
Following a thorough investigation, Lake County Sheriff’s Detectives obtained the arrest warrant on January 8, 2019, for Poyser. Members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team worked with members of the San Antonio U.S. Marshals Apprehension Unit to locate Poyser at a residence in San Antonio. He was arrested without incident at the residence on January 24, 2019. Poyser was found to be in possession of a firearm and illegal drugs during his arrest.
Poyser remains held in the Bexar County (TX) Jail pending criminal charges regarding the gun and drugs; and awaits the Lake County extradition process.
Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community all suspects are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.