LAWRENCEVILLE — Five men have now been arrested, charged and indicted in the alleged rape of a Lawrenceville woman celebrating her 18th birthday.
Over the past week, local authorities have arrested Jonathan Wyatt Burns, 21, of Dacula; Adam Michael Gibson, 22, of Lawrenceville; Grayson Lee Granfeldt, 20, of Dacula; Daniel Vincent Marmolejo, 22, of Flowery Branch; and Tyler Sean Whitehead, 21, of Dacula. A Gwinnett County grand jury indicted all of them Wednesday on a single count of rape and two counts of aggravated battery.
The details surrounding their alleged crime are fuzzy.
According to a police incident report, the alleged victim’s 18th birthday was Oct. 11 and she was “with some friends celebrating” the next evening when they went to an apartment at the Preserve at Mill Creek, located behind the Mall of Georgia. After drinking through the night and sleeping at the apartment, the young woman reportedly woke up at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 13 and “began drinking again” before she “blacked out.”
She was at the apartment until 11:30 p.m., when she was awakened by “two random females” who told her she needed to leave.
After picking up food and returning home to sleep, the alleged victim reportedly “felt pain and was bleeding,” and also noticed bruising on her thighs. She told her brother, who took her to Gwinnett Medical Center.
“When I asked the victim why she believed she was raped she stated because her friend Adam told her it happened,” the responding police officer wrote. “She also said that Adam told her Grayson did it. When I asked who Grayson was the victim told me he was Adam’s best friend and it was his apartment they were at while they were drinking.”
Little other information was included in the initial report, but the officer did say that the alleged victim did not want to prosecute. It was unclear if she eventually cooperated.
It was also unclear Thursday what further evidence detectives may have uncovered, or what ultimately led them to charge all five men in the crime. The indictment said each “had carnal knowledge (of the victim) … forcibly and against her will.”
Both aggravated battery charges stem from “multiple lacerations” the alleged victim sustained.
Gibson, Marmolejo and Whitehead were all arrested on Nov. 27. Burns and Granfeldt were arrested Wednesday. Gwinnett County jail records showed all five are being held without bond.