Man Charged In 2006 Kidnapping, Attempted Rape

An 18 year old Greenville man has been charged with the attack of a Stokes woman last fall.

Cornelius Roberson is charged with 2nd degree kidnapping and attempted 2nd degree rape.

Deputies say back on October 4th a 58 year old woman was working in her yard when Roberson approached her saying a dog had run into her barn.

As the two were looking for the dog, authorities say the suspect grabbed her from behind and attempted to drag her to the floor. The woman began calling her dog and the man ran away.

Deputies say the arrest came after evidence pointed to the suspect that collected at the scene was sent to the SBI lab in Raleigh.

Roberson's bond was set at $200,000.


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