MOULTRIE -- A father returned home Wednesday afternoon and found his 14 year-old daughter acting strange. It was later determined she was the victim of statutory rape, police reports said.

The southwest Moultrie resident reported the incident to police after he suspected someone was in his house.

Reports said the man entered his residence when his daughter came from her room wearing a shirt and underwear and laughing. This behavior seemed odd to the father, and he became suspicious, police reports said. He then told his daughter to get dressed and they left the residence. He became further suspicious with how cooperative she was, so he also grabbed his handgun.

After driving a ways from the house, police reports said the man asked his daughter if anyone was in the house, which she denied. The two returned to the residence where he found someone attempting to climb out of his daughter's bedroom window. The father, on the outside of the house, pointed his gun at the person who climbed back inside. Then neighbors informed him someone was trying to get out of a living room window.

The intruder kicked out two window screens of the residence and damaged a set of window blinds, police reports said. The intruder ran into a neighbor's yard and escaped. Property damage was totaled at $45.

Police questioned the girl about who the man was, but reports said she became uncooperative with police initially. She did eventually identify the man as Randall Jerome Smith, 19, and provided police with his phone number.

Police reported they went to his address, 1020 11th Ave. S.E., and served an outstanding warrant for the sale of cocaine. Police said he admitted he was at the girl's residence which brought a charge of criminal trespass. Police reports said it was then determined Smith and the girl allegedly had sex, so a charge of statutory rape also was added.

The 14 year-old girl was also charged with obstruction and being an unruly child, police reports said.

Other Incidents:

Billy Hayes of Seventh Avenue Southeast reported an unknown person entered his Volkswagen Van and stole a bottle jack between 11 p.m. Wednesday and 5:33 a.m. Thursday. The value of the stolen jack was $40. A burned napkin was also found in the floor board, but there was no damage to the vehicle.


Calvin Lorenzo Barfield, 24, of 424 Ninth St. N.W., was charged Thursday with trafficking in cocaine, possession of drug-related objects, driving with an obscured tag display, driving without a license and probation violation.

James T. Debruce, 48, of 2404 Jaclyn Circle S.E., was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting and furnishing false information to police.

Alejandro Magana, 26, of 186 Cedar St., was charged Wednesday with theft by shoplifting.

Hugo Ramirez, 26, of 699 Sardis Church Road, was charged Wednesday with driving too fast for conditions and driving without a license.

Carlton Brown, 44, of 158 Serina Drive in Norman Park, was charged Wednesday with simple assault and cruelty to children.

Cruz Costill Stamper, 18, of 2844 West Blvd., was charged February 26 with obstruction and probation violation.

Enrique Cordoba, of 2211 Sylvester Drive, was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.

React to this story:


Recommended for you