Man arrested after attempted sexual assault at gun point

Press release courtesy of Auburn Police Division

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, Auburn Police arrested Devonte Rashaud  Hunter, age 22 from Gadsden, Alabama on warrants charging him with  Attempted Sodomy First Degree and Possession of Marijuana Second Degree.  


At about 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning officers responded to a  suspicious incident call at a bar in the 100 block of East Magnolia  Street. When officers arrived on scene they were met by employees of the  bar who were detaining an individual, later identified as Hunter.   


Further  investigation into the incident revealed that a 20 year female patron  of the bar reported being forced into a restroom by Hunter. Once inside  the restroom the victim reports that Hunter grabbed her, threatened her  with a handgun in an attempt to coerce her to perform a sexual act. She  fled and notified security personnel; Hunter was identified and detained  until he was taken into custody by Auburn Police. The victim was not  injured in the incident. A quantity of marijuana was located on his  person when he was arrested, resulting in an additional charge of  Possession of Marijuana Second Degree.       


Detectives  obtained warrants for his arrest and he was transported to the Lee  County Jail where he is being held on a $15,000 bond.   

Devonte Rashaud Hunter


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