Police: Fayetteville Woman Wakes Up To Man Raping Her

Dylan J. May

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville man is behind bars after police say he raped a woman while she slept.

Dylan J. May, 28, was arrested after turning himself over to police a couple weeks after the rape took place, according to a preliminary report.

On Aug. 9 at approximately 3:50 a.m., Fayetteville police responded to the 1800 block of North Gregg Avenue for a reported rape. The female victim told police that she had been raped by May, the report states.

The victim told police that May and her boyfriend were drinking wine and playing video games after getting off work earlier that evening. The victim had spent some time with them, but then she said she decided to upstairs to her bedroom while they stayed downstairs, according to the report.

After she fell asleep, she woke up to what she thought was her boyfriend performing a sex act on her. After several minutes, the victim realized that it was not her boyfriend performing the sex act; it was May, the report states.

She screamed at him and tried immediately to pull away, and he grabbed her arm asking if she was okay, according to the report.

The victim told May to get out, and he went downstairs. The victim chased after him, trying to stop him from leaving before she could get her boyfriend’s attention and call the police, the report states.

May pushed past the victim and fled, according to the report.

Police attempted multiple times to make contact with May at his residence and via phone, but he refused to contact them back, the report states.

On Aug. 21, he came by the Fayetteville Police Department voluntarily. He declined to speak to investigators concerning the accusation, and he was placed under arrest.

He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 7:56 p.m. on Aug. 21 and faces a charge of rape.

His first hearing is scheduled for Aug. 25.


  • Cajun

    it took her a few minutes to notice that she was with a different man not her boy friend some thing sounds fishy i think i would know my wife if she was doing me and it would not take a second to know if it was not her i mean if this guy is a creep through the book at him but i would be asking that girl a lot of QA’s to get the whole story because it does sound strange

  • Zida

    An irresponsible headline. Placing “Police:” in front of the statement makes it no less sensational. “Local Man ACCUSED of Raping Woman in her Sleep”

  • John

    Wait, so the police themselves reported that the woman woke up to a man raping her or the police report included the alleged victim’s account (I realize that’s explained in the body of the story)? I don’t think it’s an irresponsible headline, but as “responsible as can be”? Eh, I don’t know. Also, do you plan on using the comments of this site to passive aggressively respond to every criticism of your writing? Because that would be amusing.

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