The Smyrna Police Department is requesting the help of the public in locating a rape suspect. On August 10th, 2013 after spending the night with two female friends Mr. Darwin Cruz was being given a ride by one of the females when Mr. Cruz pulled a large knife out and raped the victim in her vehicle. She was able to convince Mr. Cruz to go back to her apartment where she was able to flee. Mr. Cruz then fled the scene and has not been seen since. Mr. Cruz is an Hispanic male, 29 years of age, and is described as 5’7”, 150 pounds. He is known to frequent the Smyrna and Nolensville area. The picture attached was taken Friday night, August 9th. Anyone with any information on Mr. Cruz’s whereabouts are asked to call Detective Clete Elstran at the Smyrna Police Department at 615-459-6644.UPDATE
The Smyrna Police Department wants to inform our friends in the media that the rape suspect, Darwin Cruz, that we asked for help in locating on Wednesday has been arrested. Mr. Cruz contacted the Smyrna Police Department and surrendered himself late Wednesday night. Mr. Cruz was charged with Rape and has a court date of August 22nd at 1:00pm in Smyrna General Sessions Court. His bond has been set at $300,000.