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November 19, 2017

10/20/2017 3:47:00 PM
Florman Waives Extradition

A man accused of sexual battery, kidnapping and carjacking in an attack on a woman almost 20 years ago will be heading back to Florida after waiving extradition Thursday.

Cornelius Francis Florman, 51, appeared in Alleghany County General District Court Thursday morning.

He was arrested Oct. 10 at his home in Low Moor on a fugitive warrant from Lee County, Fla.

Documents on file in Alleghany County Circuit Court allege that DNA links him to the sexual battery of a then-44-year-old woman who was abducted and knocked unconscious after leaving a bar in Fort Myers Beach on June 22, 1998.

Florman is being held at the Alleghany Regional Jail in Covington.

He will eventually be transported back to Lee County to be booked into the Lee County Jail.

An administrative hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m. in Alleghany County General District Court.

At Thursday’s extradition hearing, Florman was represented by attorney Mike Collins of Covington.

Florman is the great-grandson of the founder of Reynolds Metals, Richard S. Reynolds Sr.

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