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Sex offender arrested in Fayetteville cold cases

Posted November 17, 2015
Updated November 18, 2015

— 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.


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  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 19, 2015
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    Certainly, you are not suggesting that sexual offenders of adult victims, are less important than child offenders right? Let's just assume for a moment, that your adult daughter, is attacked. Would you be happy, when that person doesn't have to register, because your daughter was an adult? You wouldn't want everyone to know about the attacker? I highly doubt that slick. When you insert your own family into the equation, your way of looking at it changes. Is the process we have now perfect? Absolutely not. Does that mean that we should only classify child predators as sexual offenders? Again, absolutely not.

  • Mike Hill Nov 18, 2015
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    Yeah Libby that innocent until proven guilty thingy really gets in the way of people's feelings. if you will read you will find a lot of accusations, without merit, are harming innocent citizens lately. Remember it is a thin blue line which you are pinning your hope for safety on. Meaning nowadays the people in crime and LE come from the same socio-economic backgrounds, and they dwell in rooms that moral and intelligent men never enter.

  • Libby Lynn Nov 18, 2015
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    Hoping his arrest brings some peace to the people he hurt. It sucks that they'll all have to go through the horrible court process during his trial.

  • Mike Hill Nov 18, 2015
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    That is interesting he was on the registry all this time, an dnothing about the registry prevented further occurrences. The unit was probable spending their time administrating misdemeanor cases, instead of following up on felons. The SO laws need to be reformed they are not doing any good in their present form.
    only felons should be on the registry and only people whose offenses actually involved children. Currently they put non-children, misdemeanor offenses on the registry and LE is spending an inordinate amount of time following up on those people who are not threats. While people like Mr. walker "slip through the cracks," for years before they are caught, doing the same thing again. They seriously need to refine who they put on the registry.