CLARKSVILLE, TN (CLARKSVILLE NOW) – A Brownsville, Tennessee, man was indicted by the grand jury and arrested Thursday for his role in the dating app assaults that took place in Clarksville in August 2020.
Between Aug. 21 and 24, police received reports of a string of aggravated robberies in which victims were attacked after meeting individuals they’d connected with through online dating sites.
Two were charged for their involvement: Cebric J. Moten, 21, and Darius D. Hines, 20.
Hines was indicted on 13 counts: one count of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of especially aggravated robbery, three counts of property theft, two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping, and three counts of aggravated kidnapping.
According to the recent indictment obtained by Clarksville Now, the charges stem from two incidents involving three victims.
The first incident on Aug. 21 occurred at the Baymont Inn on Holiday Drive. According to initial reports, the victim was tied up with an extension cord and threatened with a hammer and a glass beer bottle. The robbers allegedly forced the victim to unlock his phone, and one of the robbers transferred $400 from the victim’s CashApp account.
The grand jury indictment, dated March 2, also alleges Hines raped the victim and stole the victim’s phone, $500 and wallet.
The other robbery occurred days later on Aug. 23 at the Clarksville Speedway on Needmore Road.
Initial reports suggest one victim was approached by an unknown man outside his apartment. The man offered the victim a ride and drove to the Speedway. Once they arrived, the robbers threatened and assaulted the victim.
The indictment alleges the first victim was robbed of his phone, wallet, keys and a hat. A second victim was robbed of phones, clothing, a suitcase, a game system, wallet and $1,500.
Both victims were seriously injured, and one required hospitalization at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Hines is set to be arraigned on April 8.