MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man accused of breaking into a woman’s apartment and assaulting her has been found and taken into custody.
Anthony Terrell Roberson, 34, was captured early Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Missouri.
Memphis Police say Roberson broke into a woman’s home at the Greenbrook at Shelby Farms apartments and assaulted her at gunpoint on October 3 at 2 a.m.
Investigators believe Roberson is a person of interest in two other similar investigations.
Donishia Sanders told WREG Roberson is the man that broke into her home and raped her at gunpoint as her little boys slept next door.
“I was begging to see my kids. I wasn’t gone let him kill me,” Sanders said.
According to a police report, Sanders was raped at the Arbors of Century Center Apartments. Her assault happened 90 minutes before and less than half a mile away from where detectives say Roberson attacked another woman.
According to police, Roberson entered the apartment of a female victim in the 6500 block of Eastbrook Lane and assaulted her at gunpoint.
Roberson was charged with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.
Sanders said she’s never met Roberson and feels he targeted her because she’s a single mother. During the encounter, she said he even mentioned her girlfriend several times.
“Like ‘Oh, I can do it better than her,'” she said. “It’s really sick. It’s really sad.”
She’s thankful Roberson is in custody on warrants issued for aggravated rape, burglary and weapons charges. A sigh of relief was also felt by neighbors like Blhetia Bell who are now questioning their surroundings.
“It makes me feel uncomfortable because I am a single woman living by myself,” Bell said. “It makes me want to get out of this apartment because I am in fear of something may happen to me.”
MPD urges anyone with information on crimes involving Roberson to contact the Sex Crimes Bureau at 901-636-3300 or CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.