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Arrest made in Hurdle Mills rape

Posted March 9, 2009

— Person County authorities arrested Sammy Davis Hatchett, 44, of 75 Foxcroft Drive in Timberlake, for the alleged rape of a woman on Feb. 11.

Hatchett was charged with felony counts of first degree rape, first degree burglary, first degree kidnapping and first degree sexual offense and held on $1 million secured bond.

Sheriff Dewey Jones said, "From all the evidence we have collected to this point, I feel confident in this arrest."

Sgt. Jason Wilborn said the alleged attack on an 83-year-old woman in her home appears to have been random.


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  • any1butcarolina0405 Mar 10, 2009

    why does everyone always say "oh he never seemed like the type to do this" dont you think if he seemed like the type to do this you wouldn't be around him? ... now which comedian said that?

  • awomnsptofview Mar 9, 2009

    I know that rape is about power, not sex. But none the less, he had sex with an 83 year old woman. That is just wrong! He needs to wear a sign around hie neck saying that he can only perform with geriatrics. He is sic.

  • All child molesters should die Mar 9, 2009

    IF this man is guilty, and it sure sounds that way, he should get the death penalty. Of course he won't, but he should!

    WRAL won't post this comment I'm sure, but the moderators need to losen up!

    Just as there is nothing wrong with MY opinion that this man deserves death, there is nothing wrong with someone else feeling that he is getting a raw deal. It's opinion and should be posted!!


  • floseh Mar 9, 2009

    Put him un with the general population, they will show him how it's supposed to be done.

    The Floseh

  • Con Amor Mar 9, 2009

    I pray that if he is indeed guilty, that he will never be free to roam the streets again. As a female who lives alone in Hurdle Mills myself, I would like to thank the Person County Sheriff Dept for the good work!!

  • readme Mar 9, 2009

    I wish they would remove his US army issue field jacket before taking his arrest photo.

  • bigmelons2004 Mar 9, 2009

    That was a very sick man and he needs to be behind bars. The sooner the better.

  • wcumom Mar 9, 2009

    I took a guess before,I opened up the story,and I was once again correct.WRAL will not let me put what I would like to see done to him.But I am sure the rest of you can "guess" on that one as well.

  • Ladybug1 Mar 9, 2009

    What a "sicko"...he should be castrated. Not only did he prey on a woman, she was old and unable to fight back. Too bad she didn't have a frying pan close by, like the lady up north, who smacked her intruder in the head.

  • Iworkforaliving Mar 9, 2009

    "didn't seem like the type"
    Not saying you're dumb, but that has got to be one of the dumbest statements I've ever heard.