A man who police said forced his way into a woman's apartment when she came home with a 2-year-old child Wednesday has been charged with rape, kidnapping, car theft and other offenses.
Mackeith Tremain Shaw, 30, was arrested after a short foot chase that began when police spotted and stopped a stolen car on Capital Boulevard near Brentwood Road, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.
The woman had been attacked in the 3800 block of Rolling Green Court, Sughrue said. She was able to call police shortly before 4 p.m. after she broke free from her attacker and he fled the apartment, Sughrue said.
In arrest warrants, police charged Shaw with second-degree rape, one count of first-degree kidnapping involving the woman, one count of second-degree kidnapping involving the 2-year-old boy, larceny of a motor vehicle, three counts of financial card theft, theft of a cell phone and resisting arrest.
Police listed Shaw as living at 3807 Thelma St. in Raleigh, but he gave booking officers at the Wake County Detention Center an address at an apartment complex on Pine Walk Circle in Garner.
Sughrue said the woman told police she had arrived home with the child when a man forced them into her apartment, then raped her.
After the man ran out, police said, he drove away in a 1991 Ford Crown Victoria that had been left running nearby in the 5100 block of North New Hope Road.
Credit cards and the phone were taken in the process, police said.
Detectives were still investigating Thursday, Sughrue said, trying to determine of the woman was targeted or was the victim of a random attack.
Shaw was being held without bond on the charges from Wednesday and a charge from an incident March 2.