For the second time in less than 5 years a local man is charged with rape. Court records show Jimmy Ray Carter Jr., was arrested by Ardmore police Oct. 28 after a local woman identified him as the man who had sexually assaulted her.
“She had gone to the hospital for medical assistance and the hospital notified us,” Capt. Keith Ingle, Ardmore Police Department Criminal Investigation, explained as he discussed the investigation, led by Detective John Johnson, that resulted in Carter’s arrest.
The 57-year-old man was booked into to the Carter County Detention Center pending formal charges. First Assistant District Attorney Heather Cooper filed first-degree rape by force or fear and rape by instrumentation against him Tuesday in district court. He appeared before Special District Judge Carson Brooks who set a $250,000 bond on the charge, issued a no contact order and stipulated if Carter posted bond he must wear a GPS ankle monitor.
This is the second time Carter has faced sexual assault charges. In 2013 he was charged in Hughes County with two counts of second-degree rape. He pleaded guilty in that case in 2014.
If convicted of the current charges he faces five years to life on the rape charge and five years to life without parole in the rape by instrumentation charge.
A case conference has been set for Dec. 22.
Carter currently remains detained in the county jail pending the posting of bond and/or the outcome of the case.