Goldsboro Police Department officers responded to a call for a sexual assault early Wednesday morning. Once on scene, officers located the victim, who stated that she had been threatened with a knife and forcibly raped by a known suspect. Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Unit responded and assumed command of the scene.
During the course of the investigation, Marcus Demetrius Benton was identified as the suspect in this assault. Marcus Benton was charged with Assault by Strangulation and was left in the custody of the Wayne County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond. The investigation is still developing, and additional charges are possible.