Rape, kidnapping suspect in court

Aug. 13, 2013 @ 08:51 PM

James Edward Boyd Jr. appeared Monday in Vance County District Court on rape and kidnapping charges.

Boyd, 46, is charged with willfully and forcefully kidnapping and raping a 22-year-old woman on Sunday, July 28, resulting in her hospitalization at Maria Parham Medical Center. He was jailed with bond set at $1 million.

Prosecutors have asked for medical treatment records in an effort to properly administer justice, according to case files and a motion from Allison Capps, the assistant district attorney.

David Waters is representing the defense.

Boyd, of 515 Davis St., is scheduled for a probable cause hearing Monday. The hearing could certify the case to Superior Court. The grand jury convenes Aug. 26.

According to state prison records, Boyd was released on Sept. 4, the day after his 46th birthday, after serving 10 months for assaulting a female in Wake County.

He served prison time on nine earlier assault convictions, including an injury assault in 2006, and robbery convictions in 1984 and 2007.

His first supervision term noted in state records stemmed from a January 1984 case of making threats, several months after turning 17 years old.

Vance County records include dozens of assault-related references connected to Boyd, including multiple cases of assaulting females and multiple cases of assaulting police officers and other officials.

A case in 1992 listing two assault charges included intent to kill and causing serious injury. Cases were consolidated together for sentencing, with references to many cases dropping without a notation of conviction on those charges.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.