Man Wanted For Wayne County Sexual Battery, Assault Arrested

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says police tracked down a man wanted for the sexual battery, assault, and kidnapping of someone last weekend in Dudley in the 700 block of Durham Lake Road.

Deputies say the victim was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital Sunday August 11th after the assault.

James Edward Darden Jr. of Hopesway Drive in Dudley was arrested in Goldsboro Friday August 16th and charged with felonious restraint, assault by strangulation, and sexual battery. Darden already had an outstanding warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.

His bond was set at $7,500.