WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police said a man is charged with kidnapping and burglary after they said he attacked a woman.
Police said Luke Parker Jr., 22, attacked the woman Wednesday night. The victim told police she heard a knock at her front door, noticed a package on her porch, and when she opened her door, she was grabbed by a man who was hiding there.
Police said Parker tried to force the woman back into her house but she was able to break free to get help. Officers said Parker then stole the woman's purse, credit cards, and other valuables. They said the woman's credit card was used at a gas station on Liberty Street shortly after the attack which was caught on surveillance video, police said.
The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Gang Unit was able to identify Parker as the suspect. Police arrested Parker at his home Thursday afternoon. Parker is in custody at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center.
Parker was out of jail on a $30,000 bond for charges of Breaking and Entering and Safe Cracking steaming from an incident in Stokes County last year, according to police.
If you have a tip for police call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700, CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.