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Man arrested in 2007 rape case

Concord Police officers on Wednesday arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a 2007 rape case. Police said he also owed $38,000 in child support.

Lamont Eugene Diaz, 32, was charged with second-degree rape, four counts of non-support, felony speeding to elude arrest, resisting an officer, driving with a revoked license and careless and reckless driving.

Police had been looking for him for two years on various charges, Maj. Wendell Rummage said. The rape, which took place last December in Concord, involved a 21-year-old woman, he said.

When Diaz was spotted at Academy Avenue and Duval Street Wednesday afternoon, officers had to chase him a short distance before apprehending him. Rummage said Diaz had eluded capture five previous times.

Diaz was being held in the Cabarrus County jail on $108,000 bond, plus a $3,600 cash bond for the child support cases.

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