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Bragg Soldiers Help Catch Suspected Rapist

Posted December 11, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Some Fort Bragg soldiers helped catch a suspected rapist in Fayetteville Friday. George Wilcher is charged with robbing and sexually assaulting a woman in a restroom at the Eutaw Village Shopping Center last week.

Welcher is also accused of robbing a woman Wednesday at a pay phone in the same shopping center.

Two green berets chased Wilcher across Bragg Boulevard and captured him. Charles Spence is one of the two soldiers. he says he and his buddy worked as a team to catch the suspect.

The suspect had a knife on him, but could not overtake the soldiers, both of whom are members of the special forces.