Monday, May 12, 2008

Suspect in 'Wooded Rapist' case to have arraignment this week

By RACHEL STULTS • Staff Writer (Tennessean) • May 12, 2008 The man police believe to be the “Wooded Rapist” will appear in court Wednesday for his arraignment. Robert Jason Burdick, 38, has been charged with four rapes and two attempted rapes in Davidson County. He is suspected of committing 13 rapes in Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties between 1994 and 2008. Most of those crimes were committed in homes that were near wooded areas. The arraignment will be held at 9 a.m. in Davidson County Criminal Court. Burdick has been held without bail in the Davidson County Jail since his arrest May 1. He was arrested on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County after police said they matched his DNA with biological samples recovered from many of the Wooded Rapist's crime scenes.

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