Police said Gregory Timothy Davis, of 220 W. Park St., was arrested Tuesday night for the rape of a 90-year-old resident of the Chatham Creek Rest Home in Cary.
Davis, who turned 17 on Wednesday, was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree burglary.He was taken to the Wake County Public Safety Center where he is being held under a $1 million bond.
"He was arrested. He's in jail. He is off the streets, and there is no indication that he will be going anywhere, anytime soon," said Sgt. Randall Swallow, of the Cary Police Department.
Authorities said a door alarm went off at 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police say employees saw Davis in the building. A hour later, Cary police responded to a report of a rape at the rest home.
The victim was transported to Western Wake Medical Center for treatment of injuries resulting from the rape.
Officials said they found evidence at the scene linking Davis to the crime and later learned that he might be in the vicinity of Beechtree Apartments in Raleigh.
Davis was later seen leaving the area in a vehicle. He was stopped with the help of Raleigh police in the parking lot of a convenience store around 7 p.m.
Authorities said Davis lives near the rest home. He had a prior criminal record, which includes breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.
"He's smart, but he uses it the wrong way. All he does is get into trouble," said Sophia Sanchez, Davis' neighbor. "If he sticks to school, he can be successful."
Two human service investigators visited the rest home Tuesday to figure out how this incident could occur. Officials with the rest home said the doors of the rest home are locked from the outside and the alarm system was recently repaired. The home also had the proper amount of staff on duty.
Rest home officials also said they plan to conduct their own investigation into the incident.