Parking garage attacker, Glen Mayfield, caught- RNC cameras help

11:01 PM, Nov 1, 2012   |    comments
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Image of suspect on security camera.



Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police say they have arrested the man wanted in connection with the brutal beating of a woman in a downtown Tampa parking garage Wednesday.

Police say around 11:37 a.m., the woman, a 63-year-old female, was walking to the ninth floor elevator in the Fort Brooke Garage on North Franklin Street when 57-year-old Glen Mayfield of Delaware, grabbed her and dragged her into the stairwell. He then pushed her to the ground, punched her several times and fondled her.

The woman told police she heard people nearby in the garage and screamed louder, causing him to flee.

After a manhunt, Mayfield was found at Lykes Gaslight Park in front of police headquarters, where he was taken into custody.

Mayfield, who officials say has been uncooperative with detectives, has been charged with Attempted Sexual Battery and Kidnapping.

Detectives discovered that he was wanted on a warrant out of Georgetown, Delaware from May of this year for failing to register as a sexual offender, so he has also been charged with failing to register, as well as for failing to appear in court for that offense.

According to reports, Mayfield has an extensive criminal history that includes rape, kidnapping, sodomy, unlawful sex and offensive touching dating from 1978- 2012.

Police say RNC Closed Circuit Cameras helped them make a fast arrest in this attack. Without the closed circuit video, they say they would have needed DNA to confirm the suspect's identity, which would take at least five days.

Instead, they were able to submit a photo to their SAFECOP system, and provide hard copies to officers on foot in the area. 

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