MONROE, N.C. – A Greensboro man stalked his ex-girlfriend for weeks before breaking into her home and raping her at gun point.
Wingate Police arrested Edward Edenfield of Greensboro on Thursday after a five-hour search near the victims’ home.
Authorities said Edenfield waited outside of the victim’s home until her parents left for work, then broke in, wearing gloves and brandishing a gun before he raped her.
According to police reports, the victim had contacted them in the weeks earlier seeking advice on restraining orders. Also, she had been talking with some of her coworkers about Edenfield and how she was afraid of him.
On the day of the attack when a coworker sent a text message asking her why she wasn’t at work, she said, “Don’t text me again. He’s in my house.”
The coworker then called 911, and minutes later police surround the house. Enfield managed to escape, running into the woods. A nearby elementary school was put on lockdown and neighboring homes were searched.
Officers eventually found Edenfield and took him into custody. During an interview with Edenfield, police say he confessed to the crime. He’s being charged with rape, breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a felon.