Convicted felon with 100+ past offenses arrested for raping, kidnapping Amazon delivery worker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A convicted felon, who has been charged with 105 offenses in Nashville since 2007, was arrested Friday for allegedly raping and kidnapping an Amazon delivery worker.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said 34-year-old Carl Jerome Hamilton is charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and robbery for allegedly attacking an Amazon delivery worker in the mailroom of an apartment building located in the 700 block of President Ronald Reagan Way.

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The 25-year-old victim was delivering packages to the building at around 4 a.m. Friday, April 26, when Hamilton allegedly pushed her further into the mailroom and shut the door. He then demanded she remove her clothing and sexually assaulted her before forcing her to come with him to her delivery vehicle and drive to an ATM on Murfreesboro Pike, where he used her debit card to withdraw $100, according to investigators.

Hamilton then reportedly drove the victim around for nearly an hour before eventually leaving her and her car.

Carl Jerome Hamilton (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)
Carl Jerome Hamilton (Source: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Officers reviewed surveillance video at the apartment building that showed clear pictures of the man committing the attack. As officers were about to leave the building, Hamilton – wearing the same clothing as seen in the surveillance video – passed by the front window and was immediately arrested, according to police.

Detectives said the apartment manager knew Hamilton by name because he was arrested at the property on March 5 and Jan. 2 for criminal trespassing.

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Hamilton was also arrested for kidnapping and robbery in 2020 in connection with the assault of a 24-year-old woman on Academy Place. Investigators said he was convicted of those charges in July of 2022 and received a six-year sentence.

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