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Couple visiting Charlotte robbed; woman sexually assaulted

Posted June 1
Updated June 2

Tevin Quayshawn Williams

— A couple was assaulted by an armed man in North Carolina's largest city, and police say they have arrested a suspect.

A news release from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said the couple was walking through uptown around 1:45 a.m. Thursday when they were confronted by a man with a gun.

Police say the couple was forced into an alley near the Charlotte Convention Center, where the man was bound and the woman was sexually assaulted. They were also robbed of a cellphone, wallet and their clothing.

Officers searching the uptown area on foot and from the air arrested 19-year-old Tevin Quayshawn Williams of Albemarle on several charges, including kidnapping and first-degree forcible rape.

Williams is jailed on a $460,000 bond, and online records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

According to WCNC, Williams has a history of committing robberies and was recently released from prison.

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  • Robert Swiger Sr. Jun 2, 12:31 p.m.
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    Doesn't need an Attorney put his rear end in jail and give him hard labor not allowed to sit around and watch tv