Additional charges filed against Wisconsin man accused of raping Willmar woman, carving initials into her
Authorities last week added two felony first-degree criminal sexual assault charges and two misdemeanor theft charges against Davion Elijha Powell, 19, of Racine, Wisconsin, according to an amended criminal complaint.
WILLMAR — New charges have been filed against one of the men accused of raping and cutting a woman this July in Willmar.
Authorities last week added two felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct charges and two misdemeanor theft charges for Davion Elijha Powell, 19, of Racine, Wisconsin, according to an amended criminal complaint.
Powell was already charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon related to the incident.
The criminal sexual conduct charges allege penetration, injury, use of force, being armed, causing fear of great bodily harm and acting with an accomplice.
The new charges filed in Kandiyohi County District Court allege that Powell held a shotgun over his shoulder after the woman was not compliant and that he attempted to sell AirPods he stole from the woman.
Powell is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $750,000 bail or bond
The man's alleged accomplice, Marquiese Lafay Peet-Williams, 23, is charged with two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and a felony charge of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
Powell and Peet-Williams are both being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on $750,000 bail or bond.
According to the amended complaint:
Peet-Williams and Powell met the woman July 30 at the Mall of America , where she gave one of the men her phone number.
Later that night the woman agreed to let the men come to her Willmar residence because she had friends over. As a group, the women agreed not to do anything with either man.
After the men arrived, the woman's friends left and both Powell and Peet-Williams allegedly forcefully sexually assaulted and raped her in her residence. She attempted to get away multiple times during the assault.
Powell is alleged to have grabbed a nearby shotgun in the residence and put it over his shoulder when the pair thought the woman wasn't being compliant with their demands.
That shotgun was later recovered in Wright County.
After alleged raping the woman, both men allegedly handcuffed the woman, put paper towels in her mouth and grabbed either scissors or a knife and "started carving up the front of her body. Powell and Peet-Williams forced her down onto the bed on her stomach and continued carving up the back of her body; this included carving the initials 'D.P.' on her," according to the complaint.
Peet-Williams allegedly filmed the assault, which included sexually assaulting the woman with the object they used to cut her, on his phone.
Law enforcement located bodily fluids in multiple places in the woman's residence where the alleged assaults occurred.
Witnesses identified both men to law enforcement.
The woman was taken to a hospital for examination but court documents do not specify her condition.
Both men allegedly attempted to sell a pair of stolen AirPods they took from the residence as well.
A warrant was issued for Peet-Williams' arrest in July and he was apprehended earlier this month in Wisconsin before being transferred to Kandiyohi County. Powell has been in custody in the Kandiyohi County Jail since August.
Powell's next hearing is scheduled for Dec. 6.
Peet-Williams' next hearing is scheduled Nov. 23.
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