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Police: New Bern man charged with rape, breaking into home

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) - A New Bern man who raped a woman was arrested Monday after breaking into a home, the New Bern Police Department said.

Rudolph Williams, 21, was charged with first-degree forcible rape, first-degree kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. He also faces charges of breaking and entering and assault on a female. 

Police responded to the 900 block of Chapman Street in New Bern around 5:45 p.m. Saturday to the report of a sexual assault. The victim described the attacker to police, and officers collected evidence.

On Monday, police responded to a breaking and entering at the 1600 block of Neuse Boulevard.

The caller told police the suspect knocked on the door and then pushed his way into the home before running away after he realized there was a second person in the home.

Officers found Williams nearby based on the description the caller provided.

New Bern police connected Williams to the rape on Saturday, leading to this charges.

He was jailed with a $1 million secured bond. 

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