Homicide

Suspect in Richmond, Philadelphia abductions due in court in Pa.; both female victims survived

  • This image provided by the Charles City Sheriff's department shows Delvin Barnes, 37, accused of grabbing a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman walking home from a bus stop on Nov. 2 and driving off with her as she kicked out his car window. Barnes is being brought to Philadelphia from Virginia for an initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12,  on federal kidnapping charges. He is also accused of committing a similar crime in Virginia, just weeks before the Philadelphia crime. (AP Photo/Charles City Sheriff's Department)

    This image provided by the Charles City Sheriff's department shows Delvin Barnes, 37, accused of grabbing a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman walking home from a bus stop on Nov. 2 and driving off with her as she kicked out his car window. Barnes is being brought to Philadelphia from Virginia for an initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, on federal kidnapping charges. He is also accused of committing a similar crime in Virginia, just weeks before the Philadelphia crime. (AP Photo/Charles City Sheriff's Department)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This file photo provided by the Charles City Sheriff's Department shows Delvin Barnes, accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen. Barnes appeared in court Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, on federal kidnapping charges and was appointed a public defender. He is scheduled to return to federal court in Philadelphia on Friday for a bail hearing. (AP Photo/Charles City Sheriff's Department, File)

    FILE - This file photo provided by the Charles City Sheriff's Department shows Delvin Barnes, accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen. Barnes appeared in court Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, on federal kidnapping charges and was appointed a public defender. He is scheduled to return to federal court in Philadelphia on Friday for a bail hearing. (AP Photo/Charles City Sheriff's Department, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeanine Linehan walks from the U.S. Courthouse after a hearing, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia, for Delvin Barnes, who is accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen. Barnes was read his charges and was appointed a public defender during his appearance before a federal magistrate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeanine Linehan walks from the U.S. Courthouse after a hearing, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia, for Delvin Barnes, who is accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen. Barnes was read his charges and was appointed a public defender during his appearance before a federal magistrate. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

A man accused of abducting a Philadelphia woman and a Virginia teen just weeks apart is headed to a court appearance in Philadelphia.

Federal prosecutors will try Delvin Barnes in the Philadelphia case before he is turned over to Virginia authorities.

He is set to appear before a federal magistrate in Philadelphia on kidnapping charges Wednesday afternoon and perhaps be assigned a lawyer.

The 37-year-old from Charles City County, Virginia, has been in custody since his capture last week.

Police searching for the 22-year-old woman abducted near a Philadelphia bus stop found Barnes and the victim in his car in Jessup, Maryland, three days later.

He is charged with attempted murder in the abduction of the Richmond teen. Police say she broke free as he was digging her grave.