Thursday, June 14, 2012

CMPD Arrest Man for a Rape from 1996

Earlier today, Thursday, June 14, 2012, Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested Bryan S. Davis for the sexual assault of a victim that occurred in 1996. The arrest took place at 305 Freeland Lane in the Westover Division.

On May 26, 1996, the victim in this case was walking along I-77 when the suspect began approaching her on foot in an aggressive manor. The victim attempted to flee to a nearby neighborhood for assistance when the suspect grabbed the victim and forcibly raped her. The suspect then fled the area.

Detectives with the CMPD Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit were able to re-examine the evidence for the incident and submit it to the CMPD lab. The lab then reported that the DNA evidence submitted matched that of the suspect. Detectives signed a warrant for 2nd Degree Rape for the suspect on June 13, 2012.

As of June 14, 2012, the CMPD Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit has reviewed 995 cases. Out of these cases 138 have been cleared, 48 by arrest, with a combined total of 895 years in suspect sentencing.