Teen arrested in rape, robbery of pregnant woman in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--An arrest has been made by the Nashville Metro Police department in last week's rape and robbery of a pregnant woman in Antioch.
Metro Police say the defendant is a teen who turned 17-years-old today.
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Police say the woman came home to her The Overlook Apartments complex at 727 Bell road around 4:10 pm on Wednesday night where police say the man was seen on video being in the breezeway of her apartment. Police say video captured the man in the breezeway about 25 minutes before she arrived home.
After deciding to lie down in her bedroom because she was not feeling well, the woman says she heard noises outside the apartment but ignored it. Later, the man entered her room with a knife from her kitchen and demanded money. The man took belongings from her purse then raped her. Fighting with the attacker, she was able to hit him in the head with a bottle, causing him to leave the room.
She then grabbed the knife he left behind during the fight, cut the screen to her window and jumped out of the third floor window. The 30-year-old woman sustained serious injuries and was hospitalized.
Police are searching for a clean-shaved black male in his late teens to early 20s who is about 6 feet tall with a thin, muscular build. He was last seen wearing a purple T-shirt, dark jeans, and black & white sneakers.
He was also seen driving away in the woman's 2011 dark green Camry with license #LP4141. Police have recovered a 2013 black Dodge Avenger with a Mississippi tag of LHY-745. Police initially believed this is the vehicle which the suspect arrived in, but later determined the vehicle was not involved in the incident.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to immediately contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.