Orange County Sheriff's Office: Attempted sex battery suspect arrested after artist's sketch distributed in Orlando area

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Photo and sketch for Headline Surfer / Shown above are a jail mug and an artist's sketch of 29-year-old Shannon Valrie, being held without bond on attempted sex battery charges. One poster on the Orange County Sheriff's Office Facebook page compared his unusual facial likeness to that of hip hop artist Fetty Wap. Other posters were far more politically incorrect.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orange County Sheriff's Office artist's sketch of rape suspect's unusual facial feature -- a white eyeball -- led to his apprehension, Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies said. 

The OCSO announced Friday the arrest of 29-year-old Shannon Valrie, on felony charges of attempted sexual battery, armed burglary and kidnapping stemming from an incident last moth at Grande Pointe Apartments from which a sketch of him was made. Valrie is being held without bond.

Here is a synopsis of the alleged April 7 crime as described by the OCSO:" The suspect followed the victim into her apartment, as she returned from taking out the trash. Once inside the apartment the male attempted to sexually batter the victim and threatened her with a weapon. The suspect fled in an unknown direction when he heard her baby screaming."

"The victim helped us create this sketch in early April," the OCSO said in a prepared statement, adding the drawing led to Valrie's apprehension. "We thank everyone who called Crimeline and the OCSO to assist us in the investigation." 

The sketch drew quite a few colorful remarks on the OCSO Facebook page. One poster said the suspect looked like rapper Fetty Wap (Willie Maxwell II, born June 7, 1991, a hip-hop recording artist from Paterson, NJ, who explained his look in an impromptu interview in 2015with TMZ: Maxwell had glaucoma in both eyes as a child. He said that doctors were only able to save his right eye and gave him a glass eye.

"Yo Fetty Wap was In the hood lmao," Roxy Rox Omar wrote in response to the artist sketch of the attempted rape suspect and the likeness to the hip hop artist.

Others on the OCSO Facebook page were far more politically incorrect. Examples:

• Gary Roland wrote: "Nice eyeball!"
• Richard Bryan wrote: "One ugly bastard!"
• James William wrote: "I think the eye gave it away!"
• Kevin Brown wrote: "EYE think I know what gave him away."
• Bart Lemons wrote: "Should have seen this coming."
 

Hip hop artist Fetty Wap and likeness to a Central Florida man / Headline SurferThe sketch drew quite a few colorful remarks on the OCSO Facebook page. One poster said the suspect looked like rapper Fetty Wap (Willie Maxwell II, born June 7, 1991, a hip-hop recording artist from Paterson, NJ, who explained his look in an impromptu interview in 2015with TMZ: Maxwell had glaucoma in both eyes as a child. He said that doctors were only able to save his right eye and gave him a glass eye.

"Yo Fetty Wap was In the hood lmao," Roxy Rox Omar wrote in response to the artist sketch of the attempted rape suspect and the likeness to the hip hop artist. 

Others on the OCSO Facebook page were far more politically incorrect. Examples: 

• Gary Roland wrote: "Nice eyeball!" 
• Richard Bryan wrote: "One ugly bastard!" 
• James William wrote: "I think the eye gave it away!" 
• Kevin Brown wrote: "EYE think I know what gave him away."• Bart Lemons wrote: "Should have seen this coming."
 
One poster did take note of something odd about the sketch and the suspect's jail mug. Heather Jamieson wrote: "It's interesting how the eye is on the opposite side in the sketch. I wonder if the photo is inverted. If not it just goes to show how our brains record things when under great stress. I hope the victim is able to sleep a little better tonight."
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.