Police still seeking suspect in rape

J. Graddick

North Charleston police on Wednesday were still looking for a man in connection with a June 16 burglary and rape in the McMillan Avenue area.

Joseph Richard Graddick, 28, of Pine Ridge Circle, is wanted on charges of burglary, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct, said Spencer Pryor, police public information officer. Graddick is described as 6 feet, 2 inches tall and 200 pounds.

A woman was raped during a burglary about 5 a.m. at her home in the McMillan Avenue area. She told police she was sleeping on a sofa in the living room when she was awakened by a man with a white shirt over his head. He covered his hand with a white sock and put it over her mouth, the police report said.

To provide information on Graddick's whereabouts, call North Charleston police at 554-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.