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ACCPD Arrests Suspect Involved in Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Sexual Assault

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with an Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, and Sexual Assault. According to a department release, on February 28, 2021, 51-year-old Melvin Allison is accused of entering a business on Tallassee Road, while implying he had a gun.

Police say he stole several items and sexually assaulted the clerk before taking her from the business to various locations. Allison then took her to a local hotel and held her against her will. The victim eventually escaped and called 911. Allison was arrested within 45 minutes of police receiving the report. He is charged with Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Sodomy, Sexual Battery, and Battery.

Anybody that has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Schmidt at or (762) 400-7308.

Anyone affected by sexual assault can contact the Cottage at 877-363-1912.