Alabaster rape suspect set to appear in court
Published 11:56 am Tuesday, December 4, 2018
By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor
COLUMBIANA – A 34-year-old Alabaster man who is facing allegations he raped a victim in June is set to appear in Shelby County District Court for a hearing in late December, according to scheduling documents filed in court.
Kevin Bradly Gray, who lists an address on Joye Lane, is set to appear in District Court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 20 in front of Judge Daniel Crowson.
The Alabaster Police Department arrested Gray on June 18 and charged him with first-degree rape.
The arrest came after the victim in the case filed a report at the police department shortly after the incident. According to court documents, the incident occurred on June 17.
“The victim in this case stated to detectives that Gray forcibly raped her,” read an APD statement. “The victim was able to fight Gray off and flee to safety.”
After investigating the report, detectives quickly took Gray into custody, said APD detective Josh Rauch.
“The victim came to the Alabaster Police Department to report the incident shortly after the rape occurred,” Rauch said. “As a result, detectives were immediately notified and began their investigation. The facts gathered during the investigation resulted in a quick arrest of the offender.”
Gray was released from the Shelby County Jail on a $30,000 bond on June 20.