A Zachary man was arrested Wednesday after being accused of the 2008 rape of a woman in a field in the 3000 block of Greenwell Street, according to an arrest warrant.
Darnell Washington, 48, 535 W. Mount Pleasant Road, was booked with forcible rape Wednesday by the Baton Rouge police, according to jail records.
According to the warrant, the victim was walking home from a friend’s house at 11:30 p.m. on June 24, 2008 when a man she did not know approached and grabbed her, the warrant says.
The man pushed an object, which felt like the barrel of a gun, on the back of the victim’s head, told her to take off her pants and underwear and raped her, according to the warrant.
DNA evidence collected after the crime matched Washington’s DNA, the warrant says.