Sex offender wanted in N.C. home invasion, sexual assault of elderly woman captured

Sex offender wanted in N.C. home invasion, sexual assault of elderly woman captured
Julius Santez Williams (Source: Alexander County Sheriff's Office)

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 35-year-old man accused in a string of crimes involving the home invasion and sexual assault of an elderly woman in July is in custody.

Deputies said early Friday that warrants were issued for Julius Santez Williams for felony first-degree rape, felony first-degree burglary, felony first-degree kidnapping and felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury. Warrants were issued for Williams Thursday.

The crimes happened at a home in Alexander’s Hiddenite Community on July 19.

Deputies learned Williams was in the Newton Area of Catawba County and spoke with a woman who said Williams ran of from her vehicle on South Cline Avenue. A short time later, officers learned that Williams had been spotted near JC Park and the greenway in Newton. Williams was located nearby and taken into custody.

Williams is being held under a $1,225,000 bond.

Anyone with further information about the case should call the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office at 828-632-2911 or Alexander County Crimestoppers at 828-632-8555.

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