A man raped his girlfriend at her Gwinnett County home with her son present last week before abducting her, Gwinnett police said Wednesday.
Eventually, the suspect took the woman to Cobb County and then to central Georgia before she escaped, according to the police media release.
The suspect, Alfredo L. Capote, 29, of Atlanta is at large and considered armed and dangerous. “This was a brutal and prolonged assault against the victim,” the release said.
Police were alerted to the crime on April 8, when they were summoned to the woman’s Duluth home. The morning before, Capote had stopped by to visit. Shortly after, a masked man entered the home and tied up the woman and her teen son.
According to police, Capote told the woman that he staged the home invasion because he needed her money. He then raped the victim at gunpoint. Then he told the son not to call police or his mother would be killed. The son was able to free himself hours later.
The men and the victim went to a hotel in Cobb County, where the men went their separate ways, police said. Capote kept the victim overnight, where she was raped and held at gunpoint, police said.
The next morning, the suspect and the victim left Cobb and traveled to a home in Perry, Ga. After leaving that home, the victim saw a window of opportunity and jumped from the suspect’s vehicle. She jumped into a vehicle in a parking lot and asked for help. Police in that area then were alerted, and they saved the victim about 4 p.m.
Gwinnett police said Capote also has ties to Louisiana. They say he has made statements about shooting it out with police and this being the end.
Capote is described as an African American man, 5-foot-10, 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He is being sought for rape, armed robbery, false imprisonment and kidnapping charges.
Anyone with information about this case can call Gwinnett police at (770) 513-5300. Also, anonymous tips can be left by calling Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.