Suspect arrested in rape, robbery, kidnapping in Cobb - CBS46 News

Suspect arrested in rape, robbery, kidnapping in Cobb

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The U.S. Marshal's Office watched Darrious Mathis' movement for days.  Early Friday morning he had nowhere else to run, so he turned himself in to police.

According to investigators, On Wednesday,  Darrious Mathis approached a 24-year-old woman leaving a CVS pharmacy and forced her at gunpoint to drive him where he could rape her.

Mathis allegedly then took his victim to cash machine where he forced her to hand over money -- that's when police say Mathis jumped out of her car and took off.

Mathis was arrested without incident at Greenbriar Mall in South West Atlanta.

"We were right on his heels throughout the night - so much to the point where this morning he contacted us and he surrendered to us and asked if he could surrender to us," said U.S. Marshal Jim Joyner.

"He was able to get hold of the contact number for the Cobb County investigator assigned to the task force, reached out to him personally this morning and wanted to make arrangements for his safe surrender," Joyner continued.

The Cobb County sheriff's office worked in tandem with the federal task force to apprehend Mathis.

"It's extremely satisfying, anytime we can take somebody accused of this type of crime off the streets, you feel like you've put in a good day's work," said Joyner.

Mathis is charged with hijacking motor vehicle; possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime; kidnapping, rape, and aggravated sodomy.

CBS Atlanta News learned Mathis has a prior history of violence in Fulton County. Police arrested him in August, 2010 on a domestic violence charge and 3rd degree cruelty to children.

Mathis will be held at the Cobb County jail without bond.

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