The Dalton Police Department arrested 41 year old Antonio Cruz of 500 Barbara Avenue at his residence on charges of rape, aggravated stalking and aggravated assault Friday morning. Cruz was arrested at his residence shortly before 6:00 am and the rape was reported earlier in the morning at a nearby apartment complex.
The rape was reported to police at approximately 3:00 am at the Byron Heights apartments on Byron Street. The victim identified Cruz as the suspect, and told investigators that Cruz had returned home where his three children were home. At approximately 4:00 am, officers then set up a perimeter around Cruz’s house at 500 Barbara Avenue and began to talk to him by phone. Shortly before 6:00 am, Cruz agreed to come out peacefully and surrender.
This case is still being investigated by detectives.