Alabaster rape suspect set to appear in court in February

Published 10:25 am Friday, December 21, 2018

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

COLUMBIANA – A 34-year-old Alabaster man who has been charged with raping a victim earlier this year is set to appear in court for a hearing in early 2019, according to scheduling documents recently filed in Shelby County District Court.


Kevin Bradly Gray, who lists an address on Joye Lane, is set to appear in District Court for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 7, 2019, in front of Judge Daniel Crowson after his original Dec. 20 hearing date was continued.

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.