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Police release sketch of Fayetteville rape suspect

Posted June 7, 2012

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— Police on Thursday released a sketch of a man wanted in connection with a weekend rape.

A 37-year-old woman was stopped in her car on Bragg Boulevard in the Haymount neighborhood at about 3 p.m. Sunday when a man brandishing a knife walked up to the vehicle, threatened her and climbed in the back seat, police said. The man forced her to drive to a nearby park, where he took her into the woods and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The man was described as black, in his 20s to mid-30s, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall and 170 to 180 pounds. He had shoulder-length dreadlocks, facial hair and appeared dirty and unkempt. He was wearing a green long-sleeve shirt and dark-colored work pants and black work boots.

Anyone who recognizes the sketch is asked to call police at 910-433-1352 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

Another woman was raped earlier Sunday near the Department of Social Services office on Ramsey Street, but police said they don't believe the two incidents are related.


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  • Glass Half Full Jun 7, 2012

    Somebody had to see this guy. Praying he's caught soon.

  • jjordan231179 Jun 7, 2012

    Is that WORLAND?

  • Gunny the Racist Jun 7, 2012

    That's a good sketch and description! This guy won't stay out long I predict!