A Bibb County Sheriff’s Office off-duty investigator recently apprehend a rapist upon returning from a late-night shift. The Macon serial rapist was identified based on the testimonies of two women who have been assaulted by the suspect over the last few days.
Macon Serial Rapist Allegedly Threatened Victim’s Neighbor with Knife
The Macon serial rapist, later identified as 28-year-old Jamal Chris Rowe, was taken into custody and charged with five counts of sexual assault and one count of violating probation terms. According to the authorities, on Monday evening, Rowe rung the door of a Macon woman, armed with a knife.
Believing that it might be one of her neighbors, the woman opened the door. Rowe allegedly swung open the door and forced the woman into the bedroom where he raped her. The woman’s screams were heard by her downstairs neighbor, who went to check up on her.
Upon entering the apartment, Rowe threatened to stab him with the knife, then fled. On Tuesday night, the man reportedly assaulted another woman, this time on the other side of the city. Using the same MO as before, the man entered the woman’s apartment and, according to the police report, raped her several times before leaving.
On Wednesday night, a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office investigator was returning home from a late-night shift when he spotted the Macon serial rapist a few blocks away. The officer managed to recognize Rowe based on the victims’ descriptions.
Rowe was taken into custody the following morning and charged with five counts of rape. The Macon serial rapist was also charged with one count of violating the terms of his probation, as the investigation revealed that the man was convicted in 2016 to 10 years of prison, three of which should have been in jail.
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