After a four-day trial during March 2019, a criminal jury convicted a Maryland man of first-degree rape, armed robbery, and a weapons charge related to an incident that occurred at a Maryland nursung home on December 6, 2010. The man was identfied when his DNA in a databank was matched to evidence obtained at the time of the incident.
On May 18, 2018, the Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Police issued a press release announcing the man’s arrest and described the incident:
Detectives from the Major Crimes Division – Cold Case Unit have arrested Davon Gray, age 30, of Georgian Drive in Upper Marlboro, for the 2010 first-degree rape and armed robbery of an employee at the Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.
On December 7, 2010, at approximately 11:08 a.m., officers responded to the Asbury Methodist Village located at 417 Russell Avenue for a rape that had just occurred. The 18-year-old female employee had entered the women’s bathroom when the suspect followed her inside. The suspect grabbed the victim around the neck and placed a handgun to her head while demanding her property. The suspect stole the victim’s money and then raped her inside the bathroom. The suspect’s DNA was recovered as evidence and entered into a national law enforcement DNA database (The Combined DNA Index System – CODIS).
On May 1, 2018, the Montgomery County Police Crime Laboratory was notified by the state of Virginia that Virginia law enforcement officers had submitted DNA of an arrestee into the national DNA database whose DNA matched the suspect’s DNA in the 2010 rape. The DNA belonged to Davon Gray.
Subsequent investigation by Cold Case detectives revealed that Gray had been arrested by Montgomery County Police officers on December 7, 2010, at approximately 4:30 p.m. in the area of Middlebrook Road and Frederick Road in Germantown for possession of a handgun.
On May 10, Montgomery County police detectives arrested Gray at his home for the 2010 rape. He was charged with first-degree rape, armed robbery, and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Gray is being held without bond.
After the man’s conviction, a Montgomery County State’s Attorney spokesman issued the following statement:
Virginia had gained a conviction against Mr. Gray on a drug intent to distribute case and so he was entered into the criminal database as part of their normal procedures and protocols and that then rendered a hit on our open rape query–there was a standing order with the various databases across the country and this particular one rendered the hit.
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