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Posted: 10:44 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013
By Trish Williford
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives believe they've cracked a 20-year-old cold case. The CMPD Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit arrested Vernon Wylie on Thursday in the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman in 1991. Police said the woman was walking in the 2600 block of Beechnut Drive when two men in a car abducted her and raped her. In December, detectives arrested Drayton Lamar Thompson for the same crime. CMPD said DNA evidence, along with a lot of time and patience, led to the arrests. "These are decisions people make that they're going to ruin other people's lives because of their own selfish needs. They don't stop doing that," said Sgt. Darrell Price with CMPD. Police are looking at Thompson and Wiley in other cases in Charlotte.
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