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Warrant: Chapel Hill kidnap suspect had letters with women's names

Posted May 24, 2010

— A man charged with trying to kidnap a college student in downtown Chapel Hill two weeks ago had letters with women's names and details of a possible break-in in his possession when he booked at the Orange County jail, according to a search warrant released Monday.

Theodore James Walker, 26, of 108 Timber Hollow Court in Chapel Hill, is charged with second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in the May 12 incident. He remains in the Orange County jail under a $5 million bond.

An 18-year-old woman was jogging along Columbia Street when a man doused her with pepper spray and dragged her to a car in a Rosemary Street parking lot, police said. Two brothers intervened, and the woman was released unharmed.

One of the brothers was hit by a car as the assailant fled the area.

Chapel Hill police seized clothes, legal documents, condoms, credit cards and a Revlon makeup compact from Walker when he was booked into the jail, according to a search warrant. The warrant also states that jailers found "letters containing women's names and the details of a possible break-in" on Walker.

Walker also is charged with hit-and-run in connection with an April incident in Pitt County that left a 20-year-old woman injured. He told authorities that the woman jumped out of his car after trying to grab his keys.


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  • Gab May 25, 2010

    The US Supreme Court recently ruled that sexually dangerous inmates can be held indefinitely. But that may only apply to federal inmates.

  • NC Reader May 24, 2010

    I don't see anything in this article that suggests that he might try to plead insanity -- although that's possible.

  • mulecitybabe May 24, 2010

    His new hero is Michael Hayes. In 20 years this guy will be strolling out of the mental hospital, too, free as a bird to commit more crimes.

  • marty19702003 May 24, 2010

    prison for as long as possible for this guy. hewill do this again if released

  • b4tyme May 24, 2010

    Hat's off to the two brothers that prevented Walker from carrying out his deviant intentions. With the prepondence of evidence, I hope that justice proceeds swiftly and this case doesn't meander through the system for another 15 - 20 years. Where's the deterrent in that?