Five indicted in connection with alleged rape

Two people have been indicted by a grand jury for rape and other crimes and three others have been indicted for various crimes against a woman, including threatening to "murder" her, during an incident in March in Whitfield County.

According to a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office incident report, a deputy was sent to Downing Street just east of Dalton at around 2:50 p.m. on March 31 following a report of a woman being sexually assaulted. When the deputy arrived, he was "flagged down" by the caller. The woman said she'd been visiting the Dalton area and was "spending time" with a woman when the woman took her to a trailer on Richardson Drive where two men raped her.

A detective interviewed the woman and she said her phone and the keys to her vehicle had been taken.

Indicted were:

• Richard Lawrence Forrest, of Dalton, for rape, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, aggravated sodomy and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping.

• Richard Marvin Smith, of Dalton, for rape, false imprisonment, terroristic threats, theft by taking and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping.

• Marlon Bradford Burk, of Chatsworth, for false imprisonment, terroristic threats, theft by taking and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping.

• Amy Louise Marie Jones, of Dalton, for false imprisonment, terroristic threats, theft by taking and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping.

• Lindsey Janell Lowe, of Dalton, for false imprisonment, terroristic threats and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping.

The indictment for rape said Forrest and Smith committed the act "forcibly and against her will ..."

The indictment for terroristic threats said the five people indicted, in "terrorizing" the woman, did "threaten to commit a crime of violence, specifically murder ..."

The indictment for kidnapping said the five held the woman "against her will" and after she had "escaped" did "chase after her and pursue her ..."

The indictment for theft by taking said Burk, Jones and Smith took a car belonging to the woman from her.

Witnesses before the grand jury included the woman, members of the county sheriff's office, two representatives of the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia and a representative from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Division of Forensic Sciences.

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