MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A lieutenant with the Memphis Fire Department is behind bars, charged with burglary, kidnapping and rape.
According to police documents, 45-year-old Wendell Guinn went to his girlfriend's Hickory Hill home around 11:00 a.m. on March 19 and met her at the garage. Guinn forced his way into the home and to her bedroom, locked the door and forcibly removed some of her clothes while sexually assaulting her.
A family member heard the victim scream for help and called 911. When police arrived on the scene, officers had to tell Guinn they would break down the door before he would exit the bedroom.
Wendell Guinn is charged with Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Kidnapping and Rape. He is currently being held without bond at Shelby County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on March 21.
Guinn has been with the Memphis Fire Department since April 1989.