Rape Suspect Commits Home Invasion, Fires Weapon 3.84 Miles From Stonehaven
November 25, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eyewitness News spoke with a woman who, police say, came face to face with the rapist they’re looking for.
Yadira Contreras said, through a translator, she and her son were home at the time in her Village Lakes Apartments home in southeast Charlotte, a man came through her front door, and he demanded money and jewelry.
Police say Contreras told them that, when she didn’t act fast enough, the intruder fired a warning shot at the floor.
He didn’t rape her, but police now believe the man who was in her apartment is the same man who did rape a woman a few weeks later.
They said the “biological evidence” found in Contreras’s apartment matches the evidence in the rape case.
In that case, investigators said, the rapist followed a woman to Woodbridge Apartments after she shopped at the Aldi grocery store on Albemarle Road and burst into her home.
Just like in Contreras’s case, police said the man pulled a gun and demanded valuables, but, this time, officers said he raped the woman too.
Contreras didn’t say much about the idea that her attack never got that far or that the suspect may still be on the run.