Sexual assault confirmed in GPD update of shooting case
Houston County Courier
By Lynda Jones
No arrest has been reported yet in last week's Grapeland shooting case which is still under investigation. However, Grapeland Police Chief Dewayne Newman has issued an updated press re-lease. Newman reported the Aug. 20 shooting victim is a Black female, approximately 45 years old, and that she was transported to ETMC and later released. The incident occurred on Carver Street, according to GPD. In the early stages of investigation, Newman stated the other woman in the home was not attacked. However, Newman's updated report states that “further investigation” revealed the second woman was sexually assaulted. Also on Aug. 20, at about 12 a.m., GPD officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 600 block of Washington St.. Newman reported the actor fled the scene and a warrant will be obtained for his arrest. At about 9 p.m., also on Aug. 20, GPD officers responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Sycamore. Newman reported that a white female, Kristie D. Williams, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Houston County Jail.