Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case


On 5/20/16 at approximately 10:00 am, APD responded to a report of an attempted sexual assault in the area of US71 South near Jenkins Rd.

Investigators and crime scene personnel were able to determine that the suspect encountered the victim on N. Mall Drive earlier in the morning. The suspect forced the victim to drive him to an area South of Alexandria where he unsuccessfully attempted to sexually assault the female victim.

The suspect was located in the area and taken into custody without incident. The victim was not injured during the event. The suspect identified as Alvin Gillespie of Alexandria, b/m, age 53, was interviewed and charged with 1 count of 2nd Degree Kidnapping and 1 count of Attempted 2nd Degree Rape. Gillespie was booked into the Rapides Parish jail where he remains pending a bond hearing. APD was assisted by LSP and RPSO during the investigation. No further details available.