CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A 32-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted and stabbed in southwest Charlotte Wednesday night knew the suspect, according to police.
The new information was released Thursday evening by CMPD. Authorities say the victim provided additional details that indicate she knew the suspect and had a prior relationship.
Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department were called around 7:15 p.m. to a parking lot of an apartment complex on Courtney Ridge Lane near Billy Graham Parkway where the woman had been stabbed.
When officers arrived, they learned she had been sexually assaulted in addition to suffering from knife wounds.
Medic transported her to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police say the woman was standing outside her car in the lot when she was approached by a man wearing dark clothes. His face was also said to be covered.
The suspect then sexually assaulted the woman. When she tried to fight back, the suspect cut her with a knife and fled the scene.
CMPD is actively searching for the suspect and investigating the assault.
Anyone with information is asked to immediately call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or 911.