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Alleged rapist arrested in Fort Mill

Man wanted for Charlotte rape caught in Fort Mill

Fort Mill Police arrested a local man wanted on a rape charge in Charlotte, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The arrest happened around 8 a.m. April 24 when police from Charlotte told Fort Mill authorities they determined the wanted man had made a phone call from a home located off Juniper Street in Fort Mill. The suspect is identified as Darwin Jerome Thomas, 26, of 209 Juniper St., Fort Mill.

Fort Mill officers went to the home with a warrant and spoke to a resident who confirmed the suspect was in a bedroom inside the home, the report states. The officers entered the home and found the man sleeping, the report states. He was arrested and eventually transferred to Charlotte where he faces first-degree rape charges.

Woman arrested after punching husband

A Fort Mill woman punched her husband in the face and now faces domestic violence charges, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The woman, 30, allegedly punched her 27-year-old husband during an argument around 1:45 a.m. April 29. When he called police, she ran outside the home, the report states. Police arrived at the home off Dogwood Lane and found the man with a black eye and bleeding. His wife was located moments later hiding in the woods near the home. She was arrested and charged with domestic violence.

Man accused of choking girlfriend

Police are investigating a domestic dispute where a woman claims she was choked and threatened by her boyfriend, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The report states the woman, 44, called police to her Bollin Circle home around 10 a.m. April 27. She told officers that her 43-year-old boyfriend, grabbed her by the throat, covered her mouth with his hand and threatened to kill her, the report states. She bit the man to escape his grip, she told police.

The man then fled the home. Police determined marks and redness on the woman supported her claims. The boyfriend was not located.

Reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agencies.. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel