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Bail reduction denied for alleged Ramsey Street rapist

Posted February 19, 2019 1:24 p.m. EST

— Darold Wayne Bowden, Fayetteville’s alleged “Ramsey Street rapist,” was in court Tuesday morning seeking to get his bail reduced from $18.5 million to $500,000.

District Court Judge Stephen Stokes denied the request.

The Fayetteville Observer was in the court room for the hearing.

Bowden was arrested in August. He faces 44 charges, among them burglary, rape, breaking and entering, and larceny. He is accused of assaulting six women between March 2006 and January 2008.

District Attorney Billy West said Bowden is suspected but not charged in two other sexual assaults: one in 1998 and one in 2012.

The 1998 assault happened outside Cumberland County, and the alleged victim was an acquaintance of Bowden’s.

Investigations are ongoing in these two cases.