• Police agencies looking for man wanted in rapes

    By: Ryan Young


    ATLANTA,None - Two metro Atlanta police departments are teaming up to search for a rapist.

    They already made one arrest but hope someone will be able to help them catch their second suspect.

    The victim told police she was walking along the old Baker Street Bridge, which is only open to pedestrians, when a man grabbed her and raped her.

    Channel 2's Ryan Young has learned the Marshall Fugitive Task Force and Fulton County police said they are looking for Kendall Lawrence. They said they have suspected Lawrence in the rape and another that happened on Dec. 8.

    "The first female was kidnapped from the north end corridor of Old National Highway. She was kidnapped, robbed, taken to a vacant residence, in which she was raped and then released. The same night a second female was taken from the south end corridor of Old National Highway," Detective Melissa Parker of the Fulton County Police Department said.

    Atlanta police and Fulton County police said they believe Lawrence was teaming up with Deantwan Allen to rape women together.

    "They both did work together. There may be several others out there that may have been victims of the same type of crime," Parker said.

    Police said MARTA surveillance video shows Allen trying to go after a victim on his own on Christmas Eve. Atlanta police said they used that video to break open the case.


    "He then used her Breeze card to travel to a different MARTA location where he met up with another male and you see him using her Breeze card," Lt. Stacie Gibbs of the Atlanta Police Department said.

    The victim told police she was walking across the Nelson Street Bridge when the man approached her demanding money. She said the man then forced her down off the bridge and raped her.

    Police arrested Allen days later, but police told Young they want his partner off the street before he can hurt another woman.

    Anyone with information on Lawrence's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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