North Fulton County

Rideshare driver arrested after woman raped, items stolen from her Sandy Springs home

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Police have arrested and charged a rideshare driver after a woman was raped at her Sandy Springs home.

Officers arrested Le’Myrious Monaye Dawson on theft by taking, burglary, battery, and rape charges in connection to the May 5 attack.

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Police said Dawson, who works as a rideshare driver, gave the victim a ride to her home around 2:30 a.m.

After she was dropped off, police said the driver returned to the woman’s home.

Dawson then broke into the victim’s home, sexually assaulted her and took items from her home, according to police.

Investigators tracked Dawson the next day to the West End MARTA station and arrested him. When police searched his car, they found several items that belonged to the victim. Police did not say which items were stolen.


“The men and women of the Sandy Springs Police Department worked diligently to identify, locate, and bring Mr. Dawson to justice,” police said.

Sandy Springs Police is now reaching out to other departments to learn if they have had any similar cases.

Channel 2′s Bryan Mims was in Sandy Springs Monday, where police said you always need to be aware of your surroundings in an Uber. You can also use the app to share your ride status with family and friends. Police also recommend locking your doors after you get home.

Uber issued a statement, writing:

“The reported details of what the victim went through are disturbing. We removed the driver’s access to the platform and stand ready to support law enforcement however we can in their investigation.”

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