FORT PIERCE — A 48-year-old man faces kidnapping and sexual battery charges after a woman told police he raped her as she tried to retrieve a stolen computer, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
Police arrested Daryl Brunson, who lives in an apartment on North 27th Street, on Tuesday in connection with the incident that apparently began with a phone call eight days earlier.
The arrest affidavit gave this account:
The victim, found crying, shaking and inconsolable last week at a business on Orange Avenue, told police in interviews that on Oct. 19 she got a call from a friend named Sylvia. Sylvia indicated she could get back her computer, which was stolen while the victim stayed at a local hotel, and that she would pick her up.
Instead, the suspect and a woman identified as “Butta” took the victim to Butta’s apartment where “blunts” were being rolled. Blunt is street slang for marijuana cigarettes rolled with cigar wrappers.
The victim didn’t want to stay there because she’s on probation and wanted no involvement with drugs.
“The suspect stated that they could go to his apartment, so she went to the suspect’s apartment to get her computer,” an affidavit states.
She told detectives Brunson started to make advances and raped her. She told them he had his hand around her neck and pressed against her thorax. She said he “asked her to give him one reason why he should not kill her right now,” the affidavit states.
The victim said she escaped when Brunson went into the bathroom.
“The victim also mentioned that while the suspect was sexually assaulting her, he was stating that he wanted his baby inside of her,” the affidavit states.
Brunson said the sex was consensual and denied raping the victim, detectives said. Police got the victim’s computer back from him.
On Tuesday, police arrested Brunson, whose first name is spelled differently in various records, on felony charges of sexual battery and kidnapping.
Brunson was held Thursday in the St. Lucie County jail on $175,000 bail, a jail official said.
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