Thursday, June 21, 2007
NIGGER Sex Fiend Charged With Rape of 86-Year-Old
A man who police believe broke into an 86-year-old woman's house and raped her is in Mecklenburg jail tonight, charged with sexual assault and first-degree burglary.
Sherrod Byers, 37, of 1217 Enderly Road, was arrested by the police department's violent criminal apprehension team. Police haven't said how they connected Byers with the crime in west Charlotte, but a police report says the department's crime scene search unit and crime lab played a big part in solving the case.
Neighbors told WCNC, the Observer's news partner, that the woman was terrified when a man showed up naked in her bed this morning and raped her.
Byers has a long criminal history in North Carolina. He's been found guilty of more than a dozen crimes since 1993 -- but has never been convicted as a sex offender and isn't on the state's registry.