Sex offender arrested in Fayetteville cold cases
Posted November 17, 2015
Updated November 18, 2015
Fayetteville, N.C. — A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection to three cold cases involving sexual assaults that took place between 2005 and 2009.
Dallas Walker, 57, of the 300 block of Moor Street was charged with two counts for first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree rape, four counts of second-degree sexual offense, and assault by strangulation.
The charges stem from an Oct. 12, 2005 incident that occurred in the area of Russell Street and Alexander Street, and two incidents that took place on the 1900 block of Murchison road on Jan. 1, 2009 and Feb. 6, 2009.
Walker was located in the area of Stoney Point Road near Gillis Hill Road and was taken into custody. He was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under $800,000 secured bond Tuesday night.
Police said that the arrest came after officers with the Cold Case Sexual Assault Unit reviewed hundreds of reports and notices similarities in the three cases. Walker was already on the sex offender registry as a result of a sexual assault he was charged with in 2012.
"We've tracked the victims down. They're willing to proceed forward," Lt. John Somerindyke said. "In this review of hundreds of old cases, we noticed a trend in some of them and were able to link Dallas Walker to two of them so far. There's likely going to be more charges for him."
Authorities said they found Walker's victims in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. His case is the fifth cleared by the police cold case unit since it received a grant to help fund DNA testing in June.