Suspect in University City sexual assault in custody, police say

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said they have a suspect in custody in connection to the sexual assault of a woman on Saturday in the University City area. That person is currently being questioned, they said. 

The sexual assault occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday, June 22 at an apartment complex located at 1200 Rebecca Bailey Drive. Officers responded to the scene for reports of a woman who was forced into a vehicle at the apartment complex.

The woman was taken to multiple locations, and sexually assaulted, reports indicated. The woman was initially in the parking lot going to her car and the suspect forced his way into her vehicle, police said. 

The victim was eventually able to get away, contact officials, and a brief investigation ensued. A car matching the identity was located and attempts to pull the car over were unsuccessful and a short pursuit took place. The suspect exited the vehicle and ran on foot, and was able to elude the police at that time. This is an ongoing investigation.