Escape attempt foiled in G’boro

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Greensboro resident Cedrick Warren was already facing pending charges of possessing drug paraphernalia and carrying a pistol without a permit when he decided to add another charge to his record.

On Tuesday, April 4, 31- year-old Warren attempted to elude police by running out of the Hale County Courthouse, but didn’t get far before being back in police custody.

“It was actually after court when all this happened,” Greensboro Police Chief Claude Hamilton said. “We had a warrant on him, but Cedrick said his lawyer told him he had cleared everything up. Then Judge (Marvin) Wiggins went to validate whether the warrant existed or not. When he came back, Judge Wiggins said the warrant was still valid and instructed us to make the arrest.”

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It was at that moment Warren began to use profane language, refused to go to jail, and tried to run. Police were forced to chase and capture Warren using restraint techniques, Hamilton said, on the Hale County Courtroom premises.

Warren is currently being held and faces additional charges of third-degree escape and resisting arrest.

“There must’ve been a misunderstanding between him and his lawyer,” Hamilton, “but either way, he shouldn’t have tried to run.”

Although Greensboro Police were able to keep one threat to the city in custody, they are still searching for a man who attempted to rape a Greensboro resident.

The victim’s name is being withheld for protection purposes but Hamilton said she was visiting the suspect’s home Saturday night when the Cobbs Street incident occurred.

“The victim was visiting his home at approximately 8 p.m. She was leaving when the subject grabbed her arm and pulled her back into the house,” Hamilton said. “The report says he threw her down and began to taking off her clothes.”

The victim’s screams eventually compelled the suspect to let her go, Hamilton said, before he was able to rape her.

But police are still investigating the situation and have made no arrests as of yet.