• Police arrest 2 teens in connection with rape of woman in home

    By: Jeff Smith


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a northwest Charlotte home invasion, and the rape of a woman who lived there.

    Davious Boyd, 16, and Demario Coxton, 17, were taken into custody and jailed with bail set at more than $300,000. Police said both teens are charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

    Police said they have yet to find any connection between the suspects and victim, which they say is rare.

    Police said tips helped them track down Boyd and Coxton on Thursday night.

    Police said the two men broke into a woman's home on Dale Avenue late Wednesday night. Inside, detectives said they raped the 23-year-old, stole items from her home and then drove her to an ATM and forced her to withdraw money, and then drove off in her car.

    The woman went to the hospital because of her injuries.

    Police wouldn't go into specifics, but said tips from the community helped them quickly track down the suspects.

    “We know that the two suspects did know each other, and we're still trying to figure it out ourselves, why they wanted to commit this act and what brought them to that residence,” Major Johnny Jennings said.

    During the crime, police said the woman's 3-year-old daughter was in the home, in another room. The child was not hurt.

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