Police announced they had arrested the suspect linked to the attempted rape and armed robbery in East Oakland last month.
According to Oakland Police Monday, officers, and with the help of U.S. Marshals, arrested Mercedes Dunlap in connection with the incident that happened on August 28.
According to the victim, they were walking near the 2900 block of Parker Avenue when an armed suspect approached and said to “shut up.”
The victim was then tackled to the ground and sexually assaulted. They screamed for help and yelled for someone to call the police, and the suspect ran away.
Before fleeing, the suspect took the victim’s cell phone.
Following the incident, police released photos of the suspect.”We thank our community for their help in the arrest of the individual,” police said in a tweet Monday.
Jail records say Dunlap is facing multiple charges, including sexual assault, robbery, carrying a concealed firearm, along with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Dunlap was also arrested for violating probation.
Dunlap, 33, is being held without bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.