MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — An Antioch man has been indicted by a Rutherford County Grand Jury on rape charges for attacking a woman while driving for ride-sharing service Uber.
Emmett Lyons Jr., 42, was arrested on March 11 and is facing two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of rape.
According to the Murfreesboro Police Department, the alleged assault took place on Oct. 31, 2015.
The arrest report states the victim, 22, had attended a party and became too intoxicated to drive so a friend arranged for an Uber to take her home.
The friend tracked the driver’s route and became concerned when he went off course.
She then went to the victim’s house and saw that she was injured and scared, according to police.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Lyons has a criminal history which includes driving on a suspended and revoked license, assault and drug charges.
Lyons drove with the company for about five months, according to Bill Gibbons, an Uber spokesperson.
“Our thoughts are with the victim of this deplorable crime as she recovers from this awful ordeal. Immediately upon learning of these allegations, this driver was permanently removed from the Uber platform. We have been working directly with local law enforcement to provide assistance with their investigation,” said Gibbons.
Lyons is being held on a $100,000 bond in Rutherford County. He is expected in court Tuesday morning.
Reposted From: http://wkrn.com/2016/03/14/antioch-man-accused-of-raping-woman-during-uber-ride/