3 arrested in Fayetteville sexual assault, robbery


FAYETTEVILLE (WNCN) – Police in Fayetteville have three people in custody facing armed robbery and sexual assault charges after a pair of incidents.

Police had been looking for two men who in a 2014 black Ford Mustang that was stolen during an armed robbery Tuesday night and then later used in a sexual assault early Wednesday morning.

Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that a female was in the parking lot of the Knights Inn at 2848 Bragg Blvd. around 2 a.m. when a man approached her, showed her a handgun and made her get into his vehicle.

Police said the man then drove the victim to a vacant house and sexually assaulted her.

Police believe that the vehicle used in the sexual assault Wednesday morning may have been stolen from an armed robbery Tuesday evening.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the 900 block of North Hill Road in reference to an armed robbery.

Police said two men solicited yard work from an elderly man at a residence on North Hill Road. Police said the suspects entered the elderly man’s residence and robbed him at gun point.

Around noon on Wednesday, police located three suspects and the Mustang and gave chase. The men were arrested shortly after that.Video surveillance footage was obtained by police from the location where the victim was approached in the parking lot.

Rodney Nesbitt has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, breaking and entering, possession of a stolen forearm, possession of stolen goods and felony flee to elude and assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm

Zaakimm Muhammud Caughman faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods.

Shariff Ysalaam Caughman was charged with resist, delay, and obstruct a public officer.

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