published Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Aggravated rape charge sent to the grand jury in Reggie White Boulevard incident

A Hamilton County General Sessions Court judge sent an aggravated rape charge against an 18-year-old Chattanooga man to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing today.

Devontavious Bryant faces the charge in the Oct. 12 incident on Reggie White Boulevard near Finley Stadium.

The 30-year-old female victim told police she was jogging down the street when she saw a bicycle with no rider pass her then a black male grabbed her from behind.

The man demanded money, she said she didn't have any and gave him her MP3 player. She tried to run away and another black male in a yellow jacket, later identified as Bryant, grabbed her and said she could either perform oral sex on both of them or let them have intercourse with her.

The woman described details of being raped by Bryant and a 16-year-old. Bothwere later arrested and charged.

The juvenile is scheduled for a transfer hearing on Dec. 14 to determine if he will be tried as an adult.

For more see tomorrow’s Times Free Press for complete coverage.

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Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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