A Decatur man charged with raping three women and assaulting two others late last year waived arraignment in court April 19. His attorney will file motions in the case before April 29.
Gary Wendale Mincey, 35, of Decatur, was indicted by a grand jury in February on three counts of rape, two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of armed robbery, five counts of false imprisonment, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count each of burglary, robbery and aggravated sodomy.
Mincey allegedly stalked his victims at a Publix grocery store and at nightclubs, according to the county district attorney’s office.
“Gary Mincey pleaded not guilty and waived arraignment at today’s hearing,” said DeKalb District Attorney Robert James. “My office will diligently work to bring justice for all the victims involved in these heinous crimes.”
Mincey was arrested by DeKalb County Police Department officers on Dec. 1, 2011, after detectives investigating the crimes observed a car fitting the description of the suspect’s vehicle near Flakes Mill Road.
According to the indictment, Mincey allegedly assaulted or raped five women between Oct. 16 and Nov. 29, robbing them of money, jewelry, keys, cell phones and other electronics.
Mincey allegedly used a knife, Taser or handgun in each of the crimes.
According to a police department statement, Mincey followed a woman from the Publix grocery store on Flakes Mill Road to her home near Columbia Drive.
According to the investigation, as the victim unloaded her groceries from the car, Mincey entered her home through the garage and then sexually assaulted and robbed her of personal belongings including a cellphone and laptop.
Following the assault, he fled in a dark SUV and the victim contacted the police, according to the police statement.