Man arrested for rape in Statesville

Man arrested for rape in Statesville

Credit: Statesville Police

James Edward Williams.

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 9:55 PM

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Statesville Police have arrested a man they say raped a woman in a wooded area Monday night.

Around 10:30, officials were dispatched to the scene near Shelton Avenue. The victim told authorities she'd been sexually assaulted be a man, with whom she was familiar, in the wooded area behind Power Street.

She was taken to a local facility for medical attention.

Upon their investigation, officers obtained a warrant for James Edward Williams, 52, for second degree rape.

He was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

His bond is set at $75,000.

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