Ride-Share Driver Arrested in Sandy Springs for Rape and Burglary

Ride-share driver Le'Myrious Monaye Dawson was arrested for allegedly burglarizing and sexually assaulting a passenger. Detectives found items belonging to the victim in Dawson's vehicle and residence, and are investigating possible additional victims.

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Ride-Share Driver Arrested in Sandy Springs for Rape and Burglary

Ride-Share Driver Arrested in Sandy Springs for Rape and Burglary

On May 5, 2024, the Sandy Springs Police Department received a report of a burglary and sexual assault at approximately 2:37 a.m. The victim alleged that a ride-share driver, later identified as Le'Myrious Monaye Dawson, had provided her with a ride to her residence and then burglarized her home and sexually assaulted her.

Why this matters: This incident highlights the importance of ensuring the safety and security of ride-share passengers, particularly women, who may be vulnerable to such crimes. It also underscores the need for ride-share companies to implement robust background checks and monitoring systems to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation and obtained arrest warrants for Dawson on charges of theft by taking, burglary, battery, and rape. On May 6, 2024, at 2:20 p.m., detectives from the Street Crimes Unit arrested Dawson at the West End MART Station on Lee Street SW in Atlanta.

Search warrants were executed on Dawson's vehicle and residence, resulting in the discovery of several items belonging to the victim. The Sandy Springs Police Department is urging other agencies to come forward if they are working on similar cases. Detective J.T. Williams can be contacted at 770-551-6937 or jtwilliams@sandyspringsga.gov for further information.

The arrest of Le'Myrious Monaye Dawson for the alleged rape and burglary of a woman he had provided a ride to as a ride-share driver has shocked the Sandy Springs community. As the investigation continues, authorities are looking into the possibility of additional victims and similar cases involving Dawson. The Sandy Springs Police Department's swift action in apprehending the suspect and thorough investigation has been crucial in this disturbing case.

Key Takeaways

  • Ride-share driver Le'Myrious Monaye Dawson arrested for burglary and sexual assault.
  • Incident occurred on May 5, 2024, in Sandy Springs, GA.
  • Dawson provided victim with ride, then burglarized her home and assaulted her.
  • Police found victim's belongings in Dawson's vehicle and residence.
  • Authorities investigating possibility of additional victims and similar cases.