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Marksville man charged with 1st degree rape, attempted 1st degree murder

A Marksville man was arrested last Thursday (06/27) on charges of attempted 1st degree murder and 1st degree rape.

Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson said Sonny Ray Dauzat, 20, of 202 Smith Road in Marksville, was arrested by APSO detectives.

The incident occurred in the Fifth Ward area, Anderson said.

Anderson said the victim went to a nearby residence in the early morning hours of June 27, naked and with visible injuries, and begged the homeowner to contact law enforcement.

The victim said she had been raped by a person she knew. She said her assailant also pointed a firearm at here and pulled the trigger several times, but the gun did not fire.

Investigators interviewed the victim, processed the alleged crime scene and searched Dauzat’s vehicle and residence, Anderson said. Evidence found at each location was consistent with the victim’s claims, he added.

Dauzat is in Avoyelles Detention Center #1 under $675,000 bond.

Dauzat was also charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a firearm, simple battery, illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a Schedule I drug, possession of drug paraphernalia.

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