MOBILE, Ala (WPMI) -- Whatever was going through Calvin Chambers mind as police escorted him from headquarters to a waiting patrol car, he kept to himself. Chambers, 45, did not answer questions from reporters before heading to jail. Minutes before, however, he was talking to detectives.
A police spokesperson said Friday afternoon Chambers was the person who broke into an 85 year old woman's home on Glenwood Street and raped her. It was discovered Chambers lives on the same street as the victim.
"In this particular case, our victim and suspect don't know each other and this is what people worry about, the whole idea of a stranger rape," Mobile Police Cpl. Chris Levy told reporters.
Shante West had the same worries while living on the same block where the attack happened. "It ran across my mind a lot of times, but I'm just happy," she said. Her emotion changed when she saw Chambers's mugshot. She recalled crossing paths with the suspect hours before his arrest.
"He stays in the community, up and down the street, and I'm shocked right now," she said, "I never would have [known]," she added.
Levy said detectives got word from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences Friday tests conducted on evidence from the scene matched Chambers. He said detectives reached Chambers by phone and he told them where to find him.
"We got him," one neighbor who helped form a neighborhood watch following the attack said, "Thank God for DNA."