Case Update: Sexual Assault in the Metro Division

11/22/2021

Charlotte, N.C. – (Monday, November 22, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit have charged Tristian Terry Gilmore, DOB: 02/03/1992, for his involvement in this sexual assault.

From evidence recovered, a DNA profile was obtained and matched to Gilmore.  As a result, warrants were obtained for his arrest.  On November 19, 2021, Gilmore was arrested without incident by members of CMPD's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT). Following an interview with detectives, Gilmore was transferred to the custody of the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with Assault by Pointing a Firearm, Communicating Threats, Assault on a Female, 1st Degree Kidnapping, 1st Degree Sex Offense, 1st Degree Rape, and Possession of a Firearm by Felon.

The investigation into this case is active and ongoing.  As additional information becomes available, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to leave it anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

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Charlotte, N.C. – (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) – Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit are requesting the public's assistance in a sexual assault investigation

Shortly after 5:00 a.m. on October 31, 2021, officers in the Metro Division responded to a sexual assault call for service.  Upon arrival, the victim advised that she was attempting to get into her vehicle that was parked in the 1700 block of Ethel Guest Lane, when an unknown suspect approached her from behind and forced her into his vehicle at gunpoint. The suspect drove the victim to an unknown location and sexually assaulted her before forcing her to exit the vehicle.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male in his late 20's to early 30's with an average build. He was last seen wearing a  gray hoodie. The suspect's vehicle (pictured below) is a four-door black Dodge Charger.

Sexual Assault Unit detectives are actively investigating this case and ask anyone in the community with information about the suspect or this case to contact Detective Murphy immediately at 704-353-1744.  The public can also leave information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.  As additional information develops, it will be released by the CMPD's Public Affairs Office.  For more information about this case, please refer to the report: 20211031-0539-00.


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