I Just seen it on Channel 4 news @5 Very ScaryHas anyone read the Herald-Citizen?....... this is SCARY!!!
Man held for kidnapping, rape, robbery
Mary Jo Denton
Monday, Nov 24, 2008
COOKEVILLE -- A young woman was raped, kidnapped, and robbed early Saturday after a man broke into her apartment by climbing down into a closet through the attic, police said.
Later that day, an arrest was made after a man with blood on him was seen walking on a Cookeville street.
Waford Knight Bryant, 21, of S. Washington Ave., Cookeville, is charged with rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, and vandalism in the case, and may be facing additional charges, according to Cookeville Police Detective Lt. Carl Sells.
It happened in the early morning hours of Saturday at an apartment house on S. Washington Ave.
According to warrants on file, Waford Knight Bryant climbed into the attic of one apartment and crawled through that attic to the attic of another apartment, then dropped down into the closet of that apartment and "confronted the victim in her bedroom," says a warrant taken by Detective Sgt. Yvette Demming.
The victim, age 21, did not know Bryant and struggled to fight him off, but was raped there in her own apartment, police said.
The victim sustained minor injuries during the struggle and after being raped was forced to drive her attacker to a bank ATM and forced to withdraw money, the warrants say.
The attacker then forced the victim to drive to Cumberland County, where he raped her again and used jumper cables in an attempt to strangle her, according to the warrants.
"The victim was in fear of serious bodily injury or death during the entire time they were together," one warrant says. "The defendant finally had her to stop in a secluded area and when he got her out of the vehicle and struck her, she fell down an embankment and ran away," the warrant says.
After escaping the kidnapper, the woman somehow found her way to a place where some people were and they called for help, according to Detective Sells.
He still did not have all the details of the case this morning and could not say whether the victim had found help at a residence or in some other way.
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department began an investigation and, after learning that the crimes had originated in Cookeville, they notified the Cookeville Police Dept. Detective Lt. Sells and Detectives Demming and Tammy Goolsby began working the case immediately and were still working on it this morning.
On Saturday afternoon, a passerby on Broad Street noticed a man who had blood on his clothing walking along the street and called police to report that, Detective Sells said.
"Officer Darrin Stout went to investigate that report and noticed that this man fit the description of the man who had raped and kidnapped the woman," Sells said. "He notified detectives."
That man, Waford Knight Bryant, was brought in and questioned and later that day was charged and taken to jail, where his total bond was set at $170,000.
Detective Sells said he and other detectives expect to learn more about the case as their investigation progresses today.
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#21 Nov 25, 2008
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#22 Nov 26, 2008
But I am sure he will blame the way his parents raised him and they will let him out.
Everything is like Bizzaro world anymore.
They should just shot people like these.
#24 Nov 27, 2008
I know the girl that your brother assaulted. She is a beautiful, strong young woman who will make it through this with the love of her family and friends. I hope your brother spends the rest of his life in jail so he will never hurt anyone ever again!
#25 Nov 27, 2008
I am glad to see that your not taking up for him.He's a sick man and needs to be locked up and possibly get some help with his problem.Family cannot help wha tother family members do
#26 Jun 28, 2009
this guy was my friend for a little while. i cant believe i was friends with a criminal, i think back about how me and my husband used to hang out with him and it really scares me that that could have been me if we actually let him move in with us when he asked like a month earlier. id like to know what is going to happen to him. he deserves everything he gets.
#27 Jul 19, 2009
Dot, He has charges against him by Grand Juries in two counties that include... Agr. Kidnapping, Agr. Rape, Agr. Burglary, Robbery & Attempted Murder. Jury trial is slated in November 2009. I hope he spends the rest of his sorry life in jail.
#28 Jul 19, 2009
this is odd , while having dinner recently in Cookeville I overheard these two men talking, One had been in jail on a DUI charge while this guy, the one you all are talking about, was in there.
He said that guy was crazy, attacked police and hosp. personel and last report he was in Moccasin Bend..the looney house, He will never spend a day in jail Im afraid. He's mental.
#29 Jul 19, 2009
spare us your 2 cents/gossip on something and somebody you know nothing about you nosey good for nothing ease dropping loser. this case is bad enough without trouble makers like you starting/spreading rumors because they supposedly "overheard" some druggie fresh outta prison.
#30 Jul 19, 2009
Sorry it hit you the wrong way DUMBASS but I believe what I heard. He told about fighting the cops and throw his food back at the jailers and fighting the hospital workers and this guy wasnt in prison STUPID , he was doing his 48 hours in the Putnam COunty Jail ( where foul mouthed SOBS like you SHOULD FRIKKIN ROT)
The Dude will not spend any time, he's nuts...after he committed this heinous crime
(and I do not take anything away from what he did)( he should burn in hell for what he did )he was hiking back up Jefferson Ave, and the cops took him in for vagrancy, blood shirt , drunk or something and then they figured out he was their man. By the JERK...the other guy he was talking ton LIVE NEXT DOOR to the victim in those apt's behind Hardees on Jefferson and thats how their conversation got started. I hate frikking snart ass jerks like you that want to trash someone for posting. Your not the only view here so go get a life or die fool.
#31 Jul 19, 2009
I agree , you go girl
#32 Jul 19, 2009
dang ,white trash,
was it yo boyfriend thats locked up?
#33 Aug 15, 2009
This guy is a loser and will get what he has coming to him. He is garbage that should be locked away forever!
#34 Aug 16, 2009
to all you pervs im a 260lb white male,my child is looking at toys ,if im not right there dosent mean im not watching.(sounds like the guy they cought got of easy)
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