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Arrest made in Hurdle Mills rape

The woman, 83, was home alone when a man approached her, told her to close her eyes and committed the act, authorities said.

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Sammy Davis Hatchett
ROXBORO, N.C. — Person County authorities arrested Sammy Davis Hatchett, 44, of 75 Foxcroft Drive in Timberlake, for the alleged rape of a woman on Feb. 11.

Hatchett was charged with felony counts of first degree rape, first degree burglary, first degree kidnapping and first degree sexual offense and held on $1 million secured bond.

Sheriff Dewey Jones said, "From all the evidence we have collected to this point, I feel confident in this arrest."

Sgt. Jason Wilborn said the alleged attack on an 83-year-old woman in her home appears to have been random.

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