SUSPECT INDICTED FOR THE BRUTAL RAPE OF 81 YEAR OLD WOMAN
Posted on 4/15/2015
Defendant: Shawn Gregory Malone
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Shawn Gregory Malone, age 23, for allegedly robbing and raping at knifepoint, an 81 year old woman in her home in January of 2014. Malone has been indicted for one count Aggravated Burglary (F-1), one count Aggravated Robbery (F-1), one count Robbery (F-2), one count Robbery (F-3), three counts Rape (F-1), and one count Kidnapping (F-1), for a total of eight counts. After the attack, DNA evidence was collected and submitted to BCI for testing and analysis, and was entered into CODIS. Subsequently, the defendant was arrested on March 18th 2015 and indicted on an unrelated burlary which occurred on May 23rd of 2014, his DNA was entered into CODIS, which then linked the defendant to the January 2014 rape. “If convicted on all charges in this indictment, Malone faces in excess of fifty years incarceration”, O’Brien stated. Arraignment for Malone is set for this Friday, April 17th, 2015, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street.