DECATUR — A Decatur man was arrested Monday in connection with charges that he beat and raped a woman who refused to have sex with him, police said. The man is also accused of splattering the inside of the woman’s mobile home with condiments before the attack.
A sworn affidavit from Decatur police officer Brian Oros said patrol officers found the 26-year-old victim “with several golf ball-size swell marks on her forehead, as well as a half dollar-size bruise on her chin, consistent with being punched in the face multiple times.”
The affidavit said the assault happened around 4 a.m. July 3 but the man accused of the crime, Trayon S. Jones, 21, was not arrested until Monday afternoon after police said they found him at an address in the 2000 block of East William Street. Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll said Tuesday that police had been searching for Jones since the crime happened and had finally tracked him down.
Jones was jailed on a preliminary charge of aggravated sexual assault; preliminary charges are subject to review by the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Writing in the affidavit, Oros also noted the dripping condiment mess in the victim’s home: “While at the crime scene I observed what appeared to be several varieties of food condiments thrown/spilled all over the entire trailer (walls, furniture, etc),” Oros said.
The victim told police Jones had created the condiment mess and and then punched her repeatedly after she refused his demand for sex. The affidavit does not describe the nature of Jones' relationship with the victim, or if there was any relationship.
The victim is quoted as telling police that, after he punched her, Jones pulled her pants off and raped her, although she said she managed to free herself during the ordeal by “kicking him off of her,” according to Oros.
Jones is free after posting $50,000 bond with the condition he stays away from the victim. He is due to be arraigned Oct. 26.