A 37-year-old man wanted by police for a home invasion and violent assault of a disabled North Raleigh woman turned himself in to authorities early Thursday afternoon.
Police announced late Wednesday that they were searching for Stanley Demon Dowd who they accused of befriending a disabled woman and returning late last month to her home where he strangled and robbed her before fleeing in her car.
Dowd turned himself in shortly before 1 p.m., according to Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
Investigators have charged Dowd with attempted murder, first-degree burglary, common law robbery, assault on a handicapped person, assault by strangling and motor vehicle theft, according to police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
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Police say the crimes happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 26 at a home in the 4800 block of Walden Court, off East Millbrook Road.
Investigators say the victim had earlier befriended Dowd, only to awaken and unexpectedly find him standing over her. The woman said Dowd strangled her, assaulted her with his hands and feet and stole a credit card and other items before stealing her car, a silver 2003 Toyota Corolla.
Dowd is in custody and went before a magistrate Thursday afternoon before he was booked into the Wake County jail, a jail spokesman reported.