NEW INFO: Police Arrest Man For Attempted Rape, Assault Of Juvenile

Police said a Greenville man was arrested for trying to rape a juvenile, and cutting the victim with a kitchen knife during the attack.

Deputies at the Pitt County Detention Center confirmed with WITN that 43-year-old Demetrius Williams was arrested around 5 p.m. Wednesday by Greenville Police.

The Greenville man was charged with attempted first degree rape, assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, first degree kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon- inflicting serious injury.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said the victim in this case was a juvenile and that during the attack, Williams cut the victim with a kitchen knife.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Hunter, who added police would not disclose more information on the case, citing the victim's age.

According to public criminal records, WITN learned that Williams' criminal past goes back 26 years with convictions for drug possession, robbery, assaults, and burning a public building.

Williams' bond was set at $1 million.


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A man with a violent criminal past is back in jail now after being charged with attempted rape and an assault, that police said, could have been deadly.

Demetrius Williams, 43, was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Greenville Police have charged the Greenville man with attempted first degree rape, assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, first degree kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon- inflicting serious injury.

Williams' bond was set at $1 million ahead of a first court appearance, scheduled for Thursday morning in Greenville.

According to public criminal records online, WITN found Williams' criminal past goes back 26 years with convictions for drug possession, robbery, assaults, and burning a public building.


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