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Zebulon man charged with raping 14-year-old

Posted December 8, 2014

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— Zebulon police arrested a 43-year-old man Friday and charged him with raping a 14-year-old girl in August.

Eugene Smith, of 111 West Side St., was being held in the Wake County jail under a $1 million secured bond.

He was scheduled to appear in court Monday morning.

 

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  • stymieindurham Dec 8, 2014

    Then the DA's office has to form a case and evaluate if there's enough evidence to win it. Then it goes before a Grand Jury who evaluates it and decides to indict or not. Only then can actual charges be made.
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    All wrong!!!
    The D/A doesn't need the Grand Jury as well as the officers do not need the D/A in order to charge. If the officer has sufficient evidence they can seek the warrant and arrest. The D/A can also charge on their own. The D/A will use the Grand Jury is they aren't sure of the evidence or they want dismiss charges in District Court and indict to Superior
    court. many different avenues could have sought this individual's arrest. But, I'm like others. When it involves CPS, I'm ALWAYS skeptical.

  • goldeagle Dec 8, 2014

    Don't know anything about this particular case, but a rape case can sit cold for a long time until a sample is collected that matches a known crime scene.

    If you have left DNA evidence laying around, a case can be made for being on REAL GOOD behavior, so the cops don't get a match.

    But then, that DNA tells your race and a lot of other stuff too, if they can interpret it.

  • berob99 Dec 8, 2014

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    It says the offense occurred in August but says nothing about when the allegations came to light. For all you/we know, charges were pressed very swiftly.

  • USMC Vet Dec 8, 2014

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    Yeah, because the wheels of justice turn slowly. A thorough investigation has to be done first. In this case, it seems to have been started at CPS which delayed the investigation. Had it been turned over the the police immediately with the CPS step eliminated, it wouldn't have taken this long. Then the DA's office has to form a case and evaluate if there's enough evidence to win it. Then it goes before a Grand Jury who evaluates it and decides to indict or not. Only then can actual charges be made.
    It's convoluted, but it's to TRY to assure innocents aren't in jail/prison.

  • George Orwell Dec 8, 2014
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    Wasn't it Asian with read hair and blue eyes?

  • Jack Miller Dec 8, 2014
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    I never jump to conclusions on these things. Particularly if CPS was involved - they love railroading folks. Why it took so long to press charges is my assumption that it was investigated for so long? If it happened in August does pressing charges in December seem logical?

  • ui Dec 8, 2014

    Lock him up for the next 100 years