Report: North Georgia man accused of drugging, raping woman in Florida

Jason Randall Hilley

Credit: Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff's Office

Credit: Escambia County (Florida) Sheriff's Office

Jason Randall Hilley

A North Georgia man was arrested and extradited to Florida after being accused of drugging and raping a woman in Pensacola last year, the Pensacola News Journal reported.

Jason Randall Hilley, 44, of Rossville, is being held at the Escambia County, Fla., jail on a $200,000 bond after being charged with sexual battery, according to online jail records.

On August 29, a police officer met with a hospitalized woman, and she accused Hilley of sexually assaulting her, according to a police incident report obtained by the News Journal. She told the officer that a man named “Jason” had drugged and raped her.

The woman told police that she was upset on the day of the assault, claiming Hilley told her, “I’m going to give you this to calm down,” before injecting a syringe into her left elbow, the report said. The woman said she believed she was being injected with methamphetamine.

Hilley then injected the woman with the unknown substance four or five more times, the report said. Shortly after, she said she was unable to stand and began to panic.

That’s when Hilley allegedly raped her as she tried to crawl away.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence where the woman said she was assaulted, and they found a black bag with a name tag that read, “Jason Hilley,” the report said. Used syringes, unused syringes and a spoon containing a white residue were found in the bag.

Medical release papers and bus tickets with Hilley’s name on them were also located in the bag, the report said.

Hilley had multiple warrants out of Chattanooga after being accused of failing to appear in court on a heroin possession with intent to sell charge, the newspaper reported.

Florida authorities obtained the warrant for Hilley’s arrest, but he was arrested and faced charges in Walker County first. According to arrest records in October, he was arrested on several drug-related charges, fugitive from justice charges and identity fraud charges.

The status of those charges are unclear, but he was extradited to Florida on Saturday, jail records show.

This is not the first time Hilley has faced time behind bars.

In 2008, he was convicted of theft by taking in Walker County, receiving about 15 months in prison and six more years on probation, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.

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