It's been just shy of two months since Virginia-Highland was rattled by a Dec. 26 home invasion and rape on Rosedale Road.
Today, the APD's Fugitive Unit arrested a suspect, 68-year-old Michael Parker.
Here's a description of the crime from a previous Fresh Loaf entry:
On Dec. 26, at around 7:15 p.m., police were dispatched to a home on Rosedale Road in Va-Hi when they received a call that someone could be heard screaming within. A woman answered the door and told the officers she'd just been raped. According to the woman, she was in the process of moving into the home, and was making several trips in and out. When she brought a last load of belongings in, there was a man standing inside the doorway. He put something up to her temple and threatened that if she screamed, he'd shoot her.
According to the woman's account of what happened — as documented in a police narrative — she attempted to give him her purse, but he didn't accept it. Then she made a break for the back door, but he grabbed her and held her in a chokehold until she nearly passed out. She was then made to disrobe at knifepoint (he'd grabbed a knife from a block in the kitchen) and the man sexually assaulted her.
The suspect was initially described as a black male in his late 40's with very little hair.
Parker is being charged with Rape, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Sodomy, Armed Robbery, and Theft by Deception. He is currently in Fulton County Jail.
CL has requested both a mug shot and an arrest report (the arrest report hasn't been prepared yet), so more info coming soon.
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