1 arrested in connection with Fayetteville robbery, rape
by WNCN Staff
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -
One of the men wanted in connection with a robbery and sexual assault at an Advanced Auto Parts store in Fayetteville has been arrested.
Cortese Davis, 23, was located at a home on Blue Street and arrested Friday morning by members of the United States Marshal's Task Force.
He was processed at
the Cumberland County Detention Center and received a $1.3
million secured bond.
Davis is one of two men identified as suspects who are accused of robbing an Advanced Auto Parts store on Nov. 2 and sexually assaulting a female employee.
Davis is being held at the Fayetteville Police Department. He is charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping, robbery and other charges.
Authorities continue to search for a second suspect in the case, Paul Smith, 20. Smith is also charged with first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping, robbery and other charges.
Anyone with information about Smith's whereabouts is asked to call Detective J. Benazzi at (910) 257-3668 or Sergeant G. Womble at (910) 916-2764 or by calling CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS(8477).