CHAPEL HILL — Correspondent
Fraternity brothers rescued a woman who was attacked by a man this week in the basement kitchen, police reported.
The man knocked on a window at the Beta Theta Pi house, located at 114 S. Columbia St., and then a basement door around 1:15 p.m. Monday.
The 39-year-old woman, who was working in the kitchen, went to see who it was, and the man told her he was there to do some work. Before she could confirm his story, he grabbed her and shoved her into a nearby bathroom, police reported.
The woman tried to call 911, but the man stopped her. She then screamed, but the man told her to stop or he would kill her, reports stated.
Fraternity members who were upstairs heard her screams and ran to help. Some of them grabbed the attacker and pinned him to the ground, while another member called 911. The woman was not hurt.
When police arrived, they arrested Troy Deshane Watson, 34, who told them he lived on the streets, and charged him with felony kidnapping, assault on a female, communicating threats and possession of drug paraphernalia (a crack pipe), reports stated.
Watson is being held in the Orange County Jail under a $200,000 secured bond while he awaits a Jan. 31 court date.