- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

OIL CITY, La. (AP) - A Georgia man wanted for the rape, robbery and kidnapping of his girlfriend has been arrested in north Louisiana.

The Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies picked up 30-year-old Alfredo L. Capote on Tuesday at an apartment complex in Oil City. The Times reports (https://bit.ly/2oPIQY7) deputies went to the apartment complex after connecting Capote to an ongoing counterfeit check operation.

The Times reports (https://bit.ly/2oPIQY7) Sgt. Bobby Herring said investigators believe Capote, of Atlanta, printed and distributed fake checks valued at more than $10,000 over the past few months in Caddo Parish.

Capote was also wanted on a warrant from Gwinnett County Police for the rape last April, armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual battery of his girlfriend. Authorities say he raped the woman at her Duluth home with her son present and then took her to a hotel in Cobb County and raped her again. The next day, she reportedly escaped and sought help from a stranger.

Three months later, the woman was shot to death while sitting in her car at a strip mall where she had visited a beauty salon, one day before her 36th birthday. Georgia law enforcement says Capote is a “person of interest” in her homicide.

Capote is being held at the Caddo Correctional Center as a fugitive on the Gwinnett charges as well as a federal wire fraud warrant from the U.S. Marshal’s Service. He was arrested by the Caddo Sheriff’s Office on two counts of forgery and two counts of access device fraud.

It was unknown if he’s represented by an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.shreveporttimes.com

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