Updated at 3:23 p.m. ET
John Somerindyke of the Fayetteville Police Department couldn't stop smiling.
"We made an arrest," he told a roomful of reporters on Wednesday. "Finally."
For more than 10 years, police In Fayetteville, N.C., had been trying to identify a serial rapist. They had tied him to at least six rapes in the same neighborhood between 2006 and 2008. They called him the "Ramsey Street Rapist."