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Man Arrested At UNCG Charged In Raleigh Attack

Posted September 17, 2006 11:03 a.m. EDT

— A Durham man arrested by police at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is now accused of kidnapping, sexual assault and burglary in Raleigh.

James Womblem 24, was arrested this week for allegedly stealing credit cards from a UNCG employee. When he was taken into custody, police found property related to an Aug. 30 assault in Raleigh.

According to Raleigh police, a 22-year-old woman found a man armed with a knife inside her home on Melrose Club Boulevard. He locked her inside her closet while burglarizing her apartment, then sexually assaulted her and fled the residence, police said.

On Friday, Raleigh police charged Womble with first-degree forcible sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping, and robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering, larceny and financial transaction card theft.

Womble was being held in the Guilford County Jail on Saturday afternoon.