Man arrested for Thomasville rape

Man arrested for Thomasville rape

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville Police charge a man with snatching a raping a woman.

36 year old Wilbert Burney is in the Thomas County Jail charged with rape and kidnapping.

Police say he forced a woman walking down the street into his van around 7:00 Wednesday night, took her to his home, and raped her.

"I always advise to fight back. Don't get in the van. Just go ahead and fight right there. If you cause enough of a scene, most of the time you can get away because it's too much. They don't want you to be seen," said Detective Scott Newberry

Police say this is the first rape case in Thomasville in the past four years.

Copyright  2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.