Suspect Arrested and Charged in Sexual Assault Case

Charlotte, NC
Wallin, Jessica A.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs




Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have charged Tenedrick Quinteras Strudwick, DOB: 03/01/1996, for his involvement in a sexual assault.

On Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at approximately 5:17 p.m., Independence Division patrol officers responded to a sexual assault in the 7400 block of Terrace Drive that had occurred on the McAlpine Greenway. The victim advised officers that she was walking on a greenway trail with her dog when a black male stopped to talk with her about her dog. The male then took a sock out of his pocket and struck the victim several times in the head with an unknown blunt object that was inside of the sock. The suspect then dragged the victim to a wooded area and sexually assaulted her. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim was able to get back to the trail and sought assistance from a citizen, who called 911. The victim was transported to Carolinas Medical Center by Medic for treatment.

Responding officers immediately broadcast a description of the suspect. A short time later, with the assistance of the Aviation Unit, officers located a subject matching the suspect description in the 10600 block of E. W.T. Harris Boulevard. Officers located the victim’s cell phone on the suspect. The suspect, identified as Strudwick, was also in possession of marijuana. Strudwick was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters where he was interviewed by Sexual Assault Detectives and subsequently charged with 1st Degree Forcible Rape, Armed Robbery, two counts of 1st Degree Forcible Sex Offense, 1st Degree Kidnapping and Possession of Marijuana. Strudwick was then transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers mobile app website at For additional information about this incident please refer to CMPD report number 20160322-1717-04.