Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested William Ashley Shay, 42, of Troup County on rape and battery charges Thursday morning around 5:40 a.m.
According to reports, officials responded to a 911 call which led to an investigation revealing that Shay allegedly raped and struck an adult female with a belt at a residence in western Troup County.
The incident occurred in front of children, reports stated.
The victim sustained major injuries and was receiving medical care at the time of the release. Her specific injuries were not disclosed.
Shay is currently in the Troup County Jail and is facing charges of rape, aggravated battery, false imprisonment and cruelty to children.
At the time of this crime, Shay was out on bond for another violent offense in Clarke County on what officials said were similar charges.