A Flomaton man, released from jail after posting bond on charges of second-degree rape against two Atmore teens, has been re-arrested on drug-related charges.
An employee of the Escambia County Detention Center’s booking and release division reported Tuesday (April 4) that 20-year-old Trey Alexander Weekes of Flomaton was still in the facility, waiting to appear before a judge on charges of first-degree possession of marijuana and distribution of drugs to a minor. The jail employee did not say whether the new charges were related to the initial arrest.
Weekes was arrested March 29 and charged with two counts of second-degree (statutory) rape for allegedly having sexual intercourse with two females under the age of 16.
According to a press release issued last week by Escambia County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Lambert, Atmore police contacted the ECSO in reference to a complaint APD received on February 10, including the allegations against Weekes.
APD Chief Chuck Brooks said Tuesday that a parent of one of the girls made the initial complaint against Weekes. Once the preliminary investigation revealed that the alleged crimes were committed outside the city, the investigation was halted and the case was turned over to police in Flomaton.
“The mother contacted us,” Brooks said. “Once our investigator found out where the offense occurred, that it happened outside our jurisdiction, we turned it over to Flomaton.”
Brooks confirmed that the alleged victims were local residents, but said their family did not actually live within Atmore’s city limits.
According to Alabama Code Section 13A-6-62, rape in the second degree is a Class B felony that occurs when a person 16 years old or older engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is younger than 16 and older than 12, provided that the alleged offender is at least two years older than the member of the opposite sex.
Second-degree rape can also occur if a person over the age of 16 engages in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex who is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective.
Atmore Police Department, Flomaton Police Department and Poarch Police Department assisted with the rape investigation, and the case will be presented to a county grand jury.
Anyone with further information in reference to this matter is urged to contact the sheriff’s office at (251) 809-0741 or escambiacountysheriffal.org.