Suspect charged in 2 Jackson sexual assault cases

JACKSON, Tenn. — A man accused of robbing and sexually assaulting two women in the same neighborhood is now in custody.

Chriteris Allen

Chriteris Allen, 18, is accused of raping a woman and sexually assaulting another near Old Hickory Boulevard in November.

Court documents say the first victim told police that she and her two children came home around 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and were confronted by a man with a gun.

According to court documents, the man, later identified as Allen, ordered the family into an apartment and sent the children to their bedroom. The man demanded money from the woman, who was being held at gunpoint.

Court documents say the children came out of their room during the robbery, and Allen ordered them back, firing a shot into the victim’s couch.

Allen is accused of sexually assaulting the woman after the robbery.

About two weeks later, a woman told police that a man knocked on the front door of her home around 12:30 p.m. Nov. 27 asking to borrow flour. Court documents say when she returned to the door with flour, the man, also identified as Allen, pulled out a handgun and forced his way into her home.

Chriteris Allen was arraigned Thursday in Jackson City Court.

The woman told police that she was also sexually assaulted.

Court documents say Allen took a phone and PlayStation from the woman’s home.

Allen then forced the woman to drive him away from her home at gunpoint, court documents say.

During the course of their investigation, police noticed a pattern in both attacks, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department.

A TBI sketch artist produced a composite of the suspect which was released to the public by Jackson police, according to the release.

Jackson police were able to pinpoint a location where Allen could be hiding, according to the release. On the night of Dec. 6, the JPD Major Crimes Unit, Gang Unit, Street Crimes Unit and U.S. Marshals Task Force took Allen into custody without incident inside an apartment at 800 Old Hickory Boulevard.

Allen is charged with aggravated rape, aggravated sexual battery, two counts of aggravated robbery, and especially aggravated kidnapping.

He is currently held in the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex in lieu of $500,000 bond.

“It’s devastating that someone could stoop down that low to do things like that to defenseless women,” Jacob Willnow, a Jackson resident, said.

The prosecutor told the judge in court Allen is also wanted out of Rutherford County in Middle Tennessee for aggravated robbery and aggravated rape.

A hold was placed on Allen by Murfreesboro police.

Murfreesboro Police Department said in a news release that Allen was also the suspect in a rape that was reported in Murfreesboro on Nov. 17. According to the release, Allen has been served warrants on charges of aggravated rape and aggravated robbery from Rutherford County.

The release says Allen will be extradited to Murfreesboro to face those charges later.