Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested at Homeless Shelter
Posted April 18, 2008
Durham, N.C. — Police arrested a suspect in a kidnapping and sexual assault at a homeless shelter on Liberty Street around noon Friday.
Vonzell Speight, 42, of no known address, faces charges of first-degree sexual assault, second-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, communicating threats and assault with a deadly weapon.
Police said the charges stem from a sexual assault inside an apartment along Dacian Avenue early Thursday.
A woman told police that she woke up and saw a man inside her room around 4:40 a.m. The man, who was armed with a knife, sexually assaulted her and took her wallet and jewelry.
Investigators believe he entered the victim’s apartment through a back door.