Coweta County Man Charged with Rape

by Wes Mayer

alt

CCSD

Benjamin Tyler Gray, 28, was arrested at his home in Newnan on Sunday and charged with rape.


A Newnan man was arrested for rape on Sunday.

Early Sunday morning, officers with the Senoia Police Department met with a 27-year-old woman at the Flash Foods convenience store at the intersection of Highway 16 and Highway 85, SPD Lt. Det. Jason Ercole said. The woman told officers she was a victim of rape at a home in Senoia, and she identified her attacker as Benjamin Tyler Gray, 28.

The victim was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, and forensic evidence was obtained by medical and law enforcement personnel, Ercole said. Detectives with the SPD located the home in Senoia and met with the homeowners who said they were asleep when the crime occurred. The homeowners gave detectives consent to search the room, and detectives found several items which could be used as evidence and given to agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

After hearing statements from the victim and the homeowners, and with evidence collected at the scene, detectives believed there was probable cause to arrest Gray, Ercole said. Later that day, detectives obtained a warrant charging Gray with rape, and he was arrested at his home in Newnan. A second search warrant was obtained to collect a sample of his DNA. After the sample was taken, Gray was transported to the Coweta County Jail.

Gray’s DNA will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab to be tested and compared to evidence collected by authorities.



More Local

Newnan Fireworks to light sky rain or shine

Despite morning rain, 4th of July fireworks show presented by Rotary Club of Newnan has not been cancelled at this time. Local storms are e ... Read More


SMA patient dies after defying the odds

A light went out in Newnan this week, as Matt Brown died early Tuesday at the age of 30. When he was 8 months old, Brown was diagnosed with ... Read More


Health Care in Coweta

Patients’ immediate needs dictate EMTs next move

Despite Newnan being dubbed a “medical mecca,” there are times when people must be transported to Atlanta for more specialized a ... Read More


Work to begin on Bullsboro intersection at bypass

The Burger King and Chick-Fil-A intersection of Newnan Crossing Bypass and SR 34 (Bullsboro Drive) in Newnan near Ashley Park will be expand ... Read More


UWG professor puts SPARK into helping teens

When Coweta youth go through the juvenile justice system, some are sent to a completely different kind of program – SPARK. “We d ... Read More

Rescue course to kick off animal control conference

Before its annual conference this month, the Southeastern Animal Control Association will be hosting a special training course for anyone in ... Read More