A soldier from Fort Bragg has been charged in a brutal 2013 kidnapping and rape in Harris County.
Levi Goss, 24, was arrested in North Carolina last week on a DUI charge. A DNA test linked him to the cold case out of Harris County.
A 16-year-old girl was walking near Cypress Woods High School on Feb. 5, 2013 when she was ambushed and hit in the head with an axe. She told investigators the masked man dragged her to a field, ripped off her clothes and sexually assaulted her.
After he struck her in the head again with the axe, the victim played dead for several minutes until he left.
She was naked and bleeding badly but managed to walk to a nearby movie theater for help.
The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition but she survived.
The girl told deputies her attacker was in his 20s, about 5’6 or 5’7 with a thin build. She didn’t get a good look at his face because of the mask, but she thought he had green eyes.
After months of investigating the case went cold until Levi’s arrest last week.
He is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping.
He remains jailed in North Carolina on a $1 million bond.