CHARLOTTE, NC (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - The man accused of attacking a woman last year on McAlpine Greenway in southeast Charlotte is going to prison for up to 46 years, according to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office.
Tenedrick Strudwick, 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was sentenced to between 30 and 46 years in prison. Upon release, he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, officials said.
Strudwick was arrested in March 2016, after a woman reported being sexually assaulted while walking her dog on the greenway.
The victim told police the ordeal began about 5:15 p.m., when a man stopped to talk with her. The man then took a sock from his pocket and hit her several times in her head with an object that was in the sock. The man dragged her into the woods in the 7400 block of Terrace Drive, sexually assaulted her and left, police said.
The woman sought help back on the trail, and someone called 911.
Responding officers broadcast a description of the suspect. With help from a police helicopter, officers found a man matching the assailant's description in the 10600 block of East W.T. Harris Boulevard.
Police said they found the woman's cellphone on the man, whom they identified as Strudwick.