Raleigh, North Carolina—Police arrested a local man accused of the first-degree forcible rape of a woman. The rape happened in a wooded area along Sandy Forks Road in March 2016.
The accused man was identified as Ronnie Lee Parson, 33 years old. He was arrested on Friday morning near his apartment home on Green Road, according to Wake County records.
The man started to attack a woman shortly before 11 p.m. on March 26, 2016, police said.
The accused man grabbed her from behind by claiming he had a knife. This is what the victim told police officers.
Police said the attack happened in a wooded buffer area, 7000 block of Sandy Forks Road. Police didn’t find out whether the woman was running or walking.
According to victim the man who attacked her was light-skinned. But as far as his race or ethnicity, she could not identify.
The general characteristics, such as race and other features of the man were revealed through the DNA evidence collected from the victim.
Lee has arrests in Wake County dating to 2006 for traffic infractions or misdemeanor offenses. Almost all of them have been dismissed.
Parson was held in lieu of $1 million bond after his arrest.