In a developing situation in Harnett County, law enforcement authorities have called off the search for a missing 2-year-old girl, Rayilee Ariyah Rose Coleman, while intensifying the manhunt for her father, Dynasty Oneal Coleman, 37. The father is now considered “armed and dangerous” and faces multiple charges including first-degree forcible rape, first-degree kidnapping, and assault on a female.
According to Maj. Aaron Meredith, a spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office, Dynasty Coleman is accused of abducting his daughter from Cocateil Lane in Dunn early Thursday morning. Rayilee’s mother sought help from the Dunn Police Department around 4:30 a.m. that day. She reported that Coleman had forcibly entered her home on Cocateil Lane, where he physically and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint over an extended period.
The mother stated that after Rayilee awoke, Coleman took her to Faison, N.C. An Amber Alert was issued at 7:48 a.m. on Thursday, and fortunately, Rayilee was found safe and unharmed in Faison around 10:30 a.m. The alert was subsequently canceled just after noon.
The Sheriff’s Office indicated that the woman and Coleman had a past relationship, and he is the biological father of Rayilee. As of Thursday afternoon, Coleman remained at large.
Coleman may be driving a 2009 champagne-colored Nissan Murano with blacked-out rims and tires, bearing the license plate number KHS-6596. He is described as a 6-foot-1 Black man, weighing about 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. His attire may include a black long-sleeve thermal shirt, blue jeans, black, white, and red Fila sneakers, and a blue zip-up jacket. Notably, he has a scar on one of his thumbs from surgery to remove an extra finger.
The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office urges anyone with information about Coleman’s whereabouts to contact them at 910-893-9111 or through the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 910-893-0300.