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Man charged after attempted rape in Clayton parking lot

Posted April 8, 2013

— Police have arrested a Zebulon man after he allegedly tried to rape a woman in a convenience store parking lot in Clayton Saturday morning.

Investigators said Monday that a man wearing a bag over his face approached the woman, an employee at the store on U.S. Highway 70 West Business, around 6 a.m. as she reported for work and forced her into the back of her car and tried to assault her.

The woman was able to fight back and force the man out of her car before locking him out, authorities said. He ran away.

Kenneth Dobbins, 44, of 5547 Little Creek Road, was jailed Sunday morning under a $300,000 bond on charges of first-degree forcible sex offense and first-degree kidnapping.


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  • #7 Apr 9, 2013

    why is his bail so low??!?

  • baldchip Apr 8, 2013

    Double the bail!!!

  • djofraleigh Apr 8, 2013

    A woman just up early going in to work has a crazed man with a bag over his head push her back into her car and try to rape her, well, men don't don't have to worry about women doing this to them. Hard to be a woman...

  • Fireflies Rock Apr 8, 2013

    Good for her! So glad to hear she was able to fight him off; I hope he suffers in jail with what he tried to inflict on this poor woman.

  • maeveduir Apr 8, 2013

    @zoso62: Exactly how are rape and healthcare reform linked?

  • my2cents-justsaying Apr 8, 2013

    Im hoping that zoso62 is joking....

  • jaw8823 Apr 8, 2013

    What does this have to do with Obamacare?

  • buford Apr 8, 2013

    Ok, I think I would be a little leery of a man with a bag over his head approaching me...

  • sunshine1040 Apr 8, 2013

    Something tells me this was not his first attempt