Community Awareness: Deep Ellum Sexual Assaults

Updated October 27, 2017:

On October 26, 2017, the Dallas Police Department received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers which identified the suspect in two sexual assaults that occurred in Deep Ellum on October 21, 2017.  The suspect has been identified as Jerly Patrick Graves Bailey Jr. B/M/36. 

Graves had outstanding traffic warrants as well as a warrant for his arrest on a Forgery charge and was taken into custody for those warrants.  Graves was interviewed at Dallas Police Headquarters where detectives gained information which led to two Aggravated Sexual Assault charges being filed.  Graves is now in the Lew Sterrett jail on the following charges:

Forgery, State Jail Felony, with a $50,000 bond;

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Third Degree Felony;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond;

Aggravated Sexual Assault, First Degree Felony, with a $100,000 bond.

Graves has prior convictions for Assault of Public Servant, Assault Causes Bodily Injury, Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, and Aggravated Robbery.

Updated October 25, 2017:

Detectives have now obtained a description of the vehicle used in one of the Sexual Assaults reported Saturday in Deep Ellum.  The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz convertible.  The car appears to be gold in color and it has a black soft top.  Below are two images, one is the actual suspect vehicle and the other is a similar looking vehicle but not the suspect vehicle.  

Actual Suspect Vehicle

Stock Photo: Mercedes-Benz CLK Model

Below are two different videos that show a suspect wanted for questioning in two sexual assaults that occurred in the Deep Ellum area on October 21, 2017.

If anyone recognizes the suspect in this video, they are asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Original Post:

The pictured suspect is a person we need help identifying for questioning regarding two sexual assault offenses that occurred early Saturday morning, October 21, 2017. The first offense occurred at approximately 2:00 a.m. The victim and suspect met in Deep Ellum. While driving the victim home, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.  The victim then leaped from the suspect’s vehicle in the area of Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway in order to get away. This offense is documented on case number 240568-2017.

The second victim was walking home at approximately 2:57 a.m. from Deep Ellum. As she approached Elm and Harwood, she was grabbed by a suspect described as a 20-30 year old Black male, 5’10″ tall and weighing 200 pounds.  During the attack, she was on the phone with her boyfriend and he heard her screaming. The boyfriend ran to the scene and fought with the suspect.  The suspect ran from the location before officers arrived.  This offense is documented on case number 240598-2017.

We are asking for the public’s assistance identifying this suspect. This suspect is responsible for two sexual assault attacks on two victims within a relatively short time span. We need to get him off the streets.

If anyone has any information they are being asked to contact Detective Holmes of the Dallas Police Department Crimes Against Person Division by phone at 214-671-3637 or email at alan.holmes@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at: (214) 373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.