Saturday, October 31, 2015

Chapel Hill Rape Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Carrboro

Greensboro, NC – On July 11, 2015, the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to a reported sexual assault that took place in the area of 100 East Franklin Street. Upon arrival, authorities located a female victim that reported she was assaulted by an acquaintance. The victim was immediately transported to the UNC Hospital for medical evaluation. On September 29, 2015, a warrant for arrest was issued for David Michael Edwards Jr., a 26 year old, for Second Degree Rape by the Chapel Hill Police Department.

Yesterday, at approximately 6:00 PM, Edwards was arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Through investigative efforts, members of the JFTF developed and verified the information leading to Edwards’ arrest. Surveillance was conducted by the JFTF in the vicinity of 300 East Main Street in Carrboro. Members of the JFTF positively identified Edwards as he was walking out of a building. The JFTF surrounded and converged on Edwards taking him into custody without incident. Edwards was transported to the Orange County Jail where he is being held on the alleged charges.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Department of Community Corrections – Probation & Parole.

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