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Smyrna Rape Suspect Taken Into Custody

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SMYRNA, Tenn. – A man has been arrested in connection the rape of a woman who gave him a ride home over the weekend.

Smyrna Police said 29-year-old Darwin Cruz contacted them and surrendered late Wednesday night. 

Police said Cruz had gotten a ride from a female friend on Saturday. He then pulled out a knife, and sexually assaulted her in her vehicle, according to investigators. She convinced him to go back to her apartment and she was able to get away from him.

Cruz was charged with rape, and held on $300,000 bond. A court date was set for August 22.

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