BREAKING NEWS: Chapel Hill Abduction Suspect Charged In Pitt County Case

The man who is accused of trying to drag a woman into his car in Chapel Hill has now been charged in an Eastern Carolina crime involving a woman.

Theodore Walker was charged this afternoon with felony hit and run inflicting serious injury.

Pitt County Chief Deputy James Tripp says Waker was charged because they say he failed to stop and help the woman who had jumped from his vehicle.

Authorities say back on April 3rd the victim and Walker met at the Body Shop on Whichard Road and then left together in his car. Witnesses said it appeared the 20-year-old woman was waiting for Walker at the door.

Sheriff Mac Manning says as the two were driving down Whichard Road, Walker told them the woman reached over, turned off the ignition to his car and then jumped out. Deputies say the woman had road rash, scrapes, and a head injury.

Manning said the case was dropped because the victim said it was all an accident. The case was reopened after Walker was charged in the Chapel Hill case.

He was served with the Pitt County charge today in Chapel Hill and his bond was increased by $25,000.



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The Pitt County's sheriff says his department is reopening an assault case that involves the suspect in a Chapel Hill abduction.

Theodore Walker was arrested Wednesday after Chapel Hill police say he first pepper sprayed a woman and then tried to drag her into his car. Two Good Samaritans thwarted the attack and Walker was later caught.

The Orange County district attorney says evidence found in Walker's home indicated he was a suspect in a Pitt County abduction case as well.

Today Sheriff Mac Manning says on April 3rd the victim and Walker met at the Body Shop on Whichard Road and then left together in his car. Witnesses said it appeared the 20-year-old woman was waiting for Walker at the door.

Manning says as the two were driving down Whichard Road, Walker told them the woman reached over, turned off the ignition to his car and then jumped out. Deputies say the woman had road rash, scrapes, and a head injury.

The time of the assault is listed on the sheriff report as 2:30 a.m. The report also says a concerned citizen reported seeing a person "laying on the side of the road" and called authorities.

The victim later told deputies it was an accident and didn't want to talk about it. Manning says because both people said it was an accident they ended their investigation on April 9th.


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A man who police say tried to drag a woman into his car in Chapel Hill is a suspect in other attacks including one here in Eastern Carolina, according to prosecutors.

Chapel Hill police arrested Theodore Walker after two Good Samaritans stopped the abduction around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said evidence found in Walker's home links him to an attempted abduction of a Pitt County woman early last month. That victim was injured in the attack and was in intensive care. She has since been released from the hospital.

The 26-year-old Walker is currently charged in Wednesday's attempt, those charges being second degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Woodall tells WITN News that documents found in Walker's home indicated he was a suspect in the Pitt County attack. Woodall says his investigator contacted the Pitt County Sheriff's Office and obtained their report of the attack. In that report it indicted Walker was a suspect in the case.

The district attorney says Walker is a potential suspect in two other attempted abductions in Chapel Hill. One happened on Tuesday where two teenage girls say a man tried to get them into his care. The other involved a jogger or walker who said a man tried to pull her from behind.

Woodall says he spoken to Pitt County District Attorney Clark Everett about the possible connection. So far Walker is only facing charges in Wednesday's case.

A judge increased Walker's bond from $500,000 to $5-million.


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  • by Anonymous on May 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM
    This guy could have easily killed Eve Carson too. We don't know.
  • by Anonymous on May 15, 2010 at 05:47 AM
    the body shop is where you take your car for repair work after a fender bender.
  • by Anonymous on May 14, 2010 at 06:39 PM
    The Body shop is a strip club. It used to be Club Vegas and Deja Vu 2
  • by CG Location: Raleigh on May 14, 2010 at 04:23 PM
    The Body Shop is a nationwide chain store which carries natural beauty products, such as lotions and soaps.
  • by OutsideLookingIn Location: ENC on May 14, 2010 at 02:14 PM
    Quote from this article, "Today Sheriff Mac Manning says on April 3rd the victim and Walker met at the Body Shop on Whichard Road and then left together in his car. Witnesses said it appeared the 20-year-old woman was waiting for Walker at the door." Okay, what is the 'Body Shop'? Is it a club or massage parlour? When I was a young girl, we were explicitly told that living the life of a 'street walker' would have negative outcomes, and my friends avoided those places and lifestyles. I would think this rule of thumb would apply to older ladies too. I think it would be 'reap what you sow' also. Of course, no woman deserves ill treatment; but you have to be a little savvy about where and with whom you hang out. Be smart; find better and more industrious pasttimes at home in the P.M. hours.
  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on May 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM
    Thank goodness those two people didn't just walk away. And I am in total agreement about public hangings. Or at least swift punishment. Look at the violence going on in China with the men attacking elementary school children. One perp was put to death within days of his conviction. That's how you do it!
  • by InformationComunication Location: Greenville on May 14, 2010 at 09:23 AM
    I don't remember hearing anything about a recent abduction attempt in Pitt County!? Why wasn't that in the news?
  • by InformationComunication Location: HAMILTON on May 14, 2010 at 08:06 AM
    GUESS HE ISN'T GOING ANYWHERE WITH A 5 MILLION DOLLAR BOND.FORGET THE TRIAL JUST HANG HIM SAVE THE TAXPAYERS A LOT OF MONEY.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on May 14, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    To Anon form downsouth, if it was my wife, then I'd probably be in jail for killing the guy. Glad to see this creepy punk in the slammer!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on May 14, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    Anonymous,for one time I am with you.Lets bring back public hanging and do away with some of this mess.Look at most of the post up here and all the other story on here. A lot of them talk big and a lot of them just sit back and cry. Well I for one am tire of it and I WILL NOT TAKE IT ANY MORE. I will do what ever it takes to keep my family safe. All you punks out there with guns ,,,come get ME ,,,I have been shot 5 times in my life and by GOD I am still here. All I got is a baseball bat but I will go down using it. Now I am not saying this to p--- anyone off but I am so sick of it . Pitt Co. is the worth place I have ever lived,,But I am here now and I am going to stay.
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