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.
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.
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.