Suspect in Augusta rape of mom is now in local custody

Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 11:16 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County authorities now have in local custody a man accused of sneaking in through a window and raping a woman in her home while her kids were nearby.

Darrell Oliver has been extradited from Columbus, where he was arrested, and booked into the at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center in Augusta, deputies said Wednesday.

He’s charged with rape, kidnapping and burglary in the first degree in connection with the Nov. 27 incident in the 3200 block of Deans Bridge Road, according to jail records.

According to an incident report from deputies, the mother says an unknown man later identified as Oliver climbed through a window and forced her onto the bed.

She tried to fight him off but he held her down saying, “I’m not going to hurt your kids, but this is going to happen.”

Then he proceeded to rape her while her children were in the home, according to deputies.

Authorities issued an alert to be on the lookout for Oliver but soon announced he’d been arrested in Columbus, where he’s from.

This is the third time he’s been charged with rape.

Back in 2008, he served prison time for burglary and weapons charges. He was charged with rape and robbery in 2014. In 2017, he had eight more charges including home invasion and aggravated assault. In 2018 – rape, burglary, kidnapping, home invasion, and a weapons charge. But he was never convicted of those and now he’s facing the same host of charges again.

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