Attempted kidnap suspect faces new charges

Theodore James Walker

May 18, 2010 9:10:41 PM PDT
A man accused of trying to kidnap a 20-year-old UNC Chapel Hill student last week, now faces charges involving another woman.

Pitt County Chief Deputy James Tripp said Tuesday that 26-year-old Theodore James Walker has been charged in connection with harming a woman in Pitt County who's now in intensive care.

Walker is charged with felony hit and run inflicting serious injury, because he failed to stop and help the woman after she jumped from his car.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said evidence found in Walker's home linked him to the incident. He was served Tuesday in Chapel Hill with an additional $25,000 bond.

Last week in court documents, Judge Beverly Scarlett noted Walker may possibly suffer from mental illness. She called him a danger to women and set his bond at $5 million.

Walker was orginally arrested last Wednesday after two bystanders stopped an abduction in progress near the area of E. Rosemary Street and N. Columbia Street.

Detectives said Walker sprayed a UNC student in the face with pepper spray and then tried to drag her into his car.

Two brothers driving by saw what was happening and intervened.

Walker is charged with second degree kidnapping, assault on a female, and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Police found a loaded shotgun and a baseball bat in Walker's car. He allegedly had condoms in his back pocket.

They later searched his home and seized several cameras - both digital and film, pornography DVDs, computers, notebooks, a safe, and two college IDs.

Click here to read the list (.pdf)

Since his arrest, two Chapel Hill teens have come forward to report Walker tried to force them into his car the day before his arrest. Another woman reported a similar attack a week ago. Investigators are looking into those claims.

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