A violent repeat offender is again behind bars in Rockingham on charges of kidnapping and first degree sexual assault, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Timothy Carman Wall, 44, of 136 Breanner Lane, Rockingham, was arrested on Jan. 29 after allegedly kidnapping his victim, an adult female, and forcing her to have sex by threatening her with a knife, according to arrest records.
The rape allegedly occurred at a residence in Rockingham.
Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. called the case a “horrible situation.”
“When it comes to that heinous crime,” Clemmons said, “I’m very strong in the belief that we should take care of business … our obligation to the public is to get these folks into court with presentable cases.”
Wall is a registered sex offender in Richmond County, the sheriff said.
State records show Wall has a long criminal history, extending back at least two decades, which includes convictions for rape and kidnapping.
According to the North Carolina Department of Correction website, in addition to his most recent charges, Wall was convicted for an assault inflicting serious injury back in May of 1992, for which he served nearly 10 months, in addition to serving two years and six months for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in 1994.
Later, Wall was charged with assault inflicting serious injury and assault on a female in February of 1997, for which he served two months, plus he served a term of six years and seven months for attempted second degree sexual offense and second degree kidnapping in September of 2004.
He was released from prison on parole in July 2011.
The Daily Journal has been contacted by members of Wall’s family who said they are upset by his freedom and his continued criminal behavior.
“According to his actions and behavior, he has not changed in any form,” Sheriff Clemmons said. “When someone continuously kidnaps, they have demonstrated in society that they are not going to stop … At least we can remove him from the general public so we can remove that fear … We’re here to protect and serve to the best of our abilities. We have a District Attorney who’s dedicated to get these cases moved forward. The only thing we can do is be as patient as we can possibly be.”
For his most recent charges, Wall was arrested and placed under a secure bond of $1 million.
“My heart goes out to the victim, but those are just mere words … I could never begin to feel what that victim feels,” said Sheriff Clemmons.
— Staff Writer Mallory Brown can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 16, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.