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Indictment issued in kidnapping, rape case

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Curt Yeomans

cyeomans@news-daily.com

A 32-year-old man is facing a litany of charges after a Clayton County grand jury indicted him earlier this week, for allegedly kidnapping and raping a 14-year-old girl in College Park, in 2007.

Thevious Montrez Carter was indicted in Clayton County Superior Court on Wednesday, on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, rape, sodomy, aggravated sodomy, aggravated child molestation, and two counts of child molestation, according a copy of the indictment. The incident occurred on May 17, 2007, in a wooded area behind the victim's home, according to court records.

Magistrate Court records show that Carter was charged with the rape in 2009, after a Georgia Bureau of Investigations search matched the DNA from the rape kit, from the 2007 incident, with a sample collected from Carter when he was incarcerated on a felony drug possession charge in 2008.

"[Carter] placed [the victim] on the ground behind her residence and forced her to have sexual intercourse with him against her will," Clayton County Police Detective. Michael Lowe wrote in his April 2009 affidavit for Carter's arrest. "He grabbed her and pulled her into the wood line behind her house, and placed a knife against her neck, and said, 'If you scream, I will kill you.' "

A bench warrant issued Friday shows that Clayton County Superior Court Judge Matthew O. Simmons set Carter's bond at $240,000. Clayton County Jail officials said they had him in their custody late on Friday afternoon.

The kidnapping charge stems from the allegation that Carter held the victim against her will during the rape, according to the indictment.

The affidavits for Carter's arrest were filed, however, under the name, "Montez Ross." Clayton County District Attorney Tracy Graham Lawson said that is because it was a fake name. "We got it [for possible indictment] as Montez Ross, but that's his alias," the district attorney said. "His real name is Thevious Carter."

The warrant application stated that Carter has several names that he allegedly uses, in addition to "Montez Ross," including "Thevious [and] Thevius Carter," and "Thevious Moss."

Detective Lowe's affidavit shows that the victim told detectives the male who raped her identified himself to her as simply "T." Despite the fact that Carter did not admit to raping the victim, Lowe wrote in his affidavit that Carter "did, however, admit that he went by the name 'T.'"

The warrant affidavit gives Carter's address, at the time of his arrest in the rape case, as a Lamar County pre-release center in Barnesville. The affidavit also shows he allegedly told police, during questioning in 2009, that he lived in the College Park area, during the time when the rape occurred.

Carter's attorney, Christine Van Dross, could not be reached for comment on Friday.