On July 3rd, a report was filed with the Goldsboro Police Department regarding an adult female victim being forcibly raped by an unknown suspect. During the subsequent investigation, the GPD says the suspect was identified as 34-year-old Marcus D. Benton of Goldsboro.
On Wednesday, a warrant was secured on Benton for 1st Degree Kidnapping and 2nd Degree Forcible Rape. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Benton on the outstanding warrant Wednesday evening on the 400 block of Denmark Street in Goldsboro. Benton was given a $300,000 secured bond and he was placed into the custody of the Wayne County Detention Center.