Florala man charged with rape

Published 7:38 pm Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Florala man accused of allegedly raping and robbing a 16-year-old girl Tuesday is now being held on a $500,000 bond.

Florala Chief Sonny Bedsole said Bobby Joe Lee, 27, was formally charged with one count each of first-degree rape and first-degree robbery for an incident that allegedly occurred earlier this week at the Northside Plaza Apartment Complex. He was booked into the Covington County Jail Thursday.

Bedsole said the girl reported the incident immediately after it happened to officers at the FPD.


He said the girl reported that she had left work, dropped off a co-worker and was headed home.

“She said some people that she thought she knew flagged her down and asked her for a ride toward the Carver Community Center,” Bedsole said.

“She agreed,” he said. “That’s when (Lee) allegedly said he had a gun and would shoot her and took her to the apartment. There, he allegedly raped her and took money from her person – all while she believed she was going to be shot.”