CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The man accused of sexually assaulting two women, including a teenager in Myers Park, is behind bars.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers identified the suspect vehicle from an alleged sexual assault and attempted kidnapping in Myers Park and pulled over the driver. A CMPD officer at the scene confirmed to NBC Charlotte that the vehicle's license plate matched the warrants connected to an alleged assault on Briarcliff Drive on Wednesday.
Just before 6 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a reported assault on East Boulevard at the intersection with Cleveland Avenue. The victim told police she was jogging when a man approached her, grabbed her, and fondled her. The victim said the man fled in a silver four-door vehicle. That vehicle was later pulled over and matched the Myers Park assault, police said.
The driver was identified as 21-year-old Larry Jarome Bailey Jr. Bailey confessed to both assaults during an interview with CMPD detectives. He was charged with first-degree sex offense, kidnapping, sexual battery, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.
Police said the alleged incident in Myers Park happened around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. A witness said the victim, identified as a 17-year-old female, was on her way home from Myers Park Country Club when the alleged assault took place.
"They were a couple houses down and I just kept an eye on them," said the witness. "He started grinding on her just gyrating on her in a very sexual way.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.