Teen arrested, charged with attacking Cary couple

September 29, 2008 4:13:04 PM PDT
An Apex teenager is under arrest and charged with five felonies for an attack on a Cary couple. It happened Saturday night in the McGregor Downs subdivision.

Cary Police Captain Michael Williams told Eyewitness News Sunday that 17-year-old Gavin J. Clevesy was walking home from a party, when he attempted to make an entry into a home on Edinburgh Drive.

As the home owner was unlocking the door, Clevesy allegedly kicked the door in and began fighting with the home owner.

The home owners wife came downstairs and she was assaulted as well.

She was able to run from Clevesy, who found her, then allegedly sexually assaulted and raped her.

The motive is very unclear ?the crime appears to be random. But police say the crime was fueled by booze from a party which was happening somewhere nearby.

"This individual was walking home from a party. He had been drinking alcohol. He let the better of that alcohol impair his judgment. And we end up with something that was unthinkable," Cary Police Department Captain Michael Williams said.

Witnesses tell Eyewitness News they thought Clevesy was extremely drunk when they spotted him during the assault and chased him up a hill in pouring rain. They said he fell on his face and surrendered.

"We'd really like to thank the three citizens who captured him, and held him until our officers arrived," Williams said.

Monday, Clevesy entered a Wake County court-room on charges of first degree rape and sexual assault. Clevesy stared blankly at his family as he left court and returned to jail.

Outside the courthouse, his parents refused to offer any thoughts and his father slammed a door on reporters who were seeking comment.

Clevesy is charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offense, first-degree assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury and simple assault. All are felonies with the exception of the simple assault charge.

Bond for Clevesy is set at $2.5 million. He has a prior criminal record of hit and run and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is due back in court on October 20.


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