published Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Chattanooga: Hearing date passed for Reggie White Boulevard rape suspect

A preliminary hearing scheduled today for one of two suspects in an alleged rape on Reggie White Boulevard was passed to Dec. 4 at the request of the 18-year-old suspect's appointed attorney.

Devontavious Bryant faces charges of aggravated rape and robbery in the Oct. 12 incident near Finley Stadium.

Bryant's attorney, Chris Dixon, asked Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell to pass the hearing to Dec. 4 so that he could have time to speak with his client, who is being held at the Hamilton County Jail.

A 16-year-old co-defendant has charges pending in juvenile court and a hearing scheduled for Nov. 13.

For more see tomorrow's Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

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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