CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting, choking and robbing a woman on a greenway in Charlotte’s University City area on Nov. 3.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. near E. Mallard Creek Church Road. Police say a man approached the woman from behind and pulled her to the ground before strangling her until she lost consciousness. The victim woke to find the man on top of her. He then ran from the scene. During the attack, he took the victim’s cellphone
Detectives identified 27-year-old Taequan Elexus Carter as the suspect in this case and obtained warrants for his arrest.
On December 6, Carter was arrested in Pasadena, TX through the assistance of multiple law enforcement agencies. His girlfriend, Elizaveta Markovetc, 21, was also taken into custody at that time. Carter has been charged with second degree forcible sexual offense, assault by strangulation, first degree kidnapping and common law robbery. Markovetc was charged with accessory after the fact.
This is an ongoing and active investigation and both suspects will be extradited to Mecklenburg County as this process continues.
No further information has been released at this time.