A judge today raised bonds for a man and woman charged in a Feb. 25 rape and kidnapping case.
Shrena Bell, 35, and Carlton Wayne Cameron, a 52-year-old city employee, are charged with multiple counts of aggravated rape, kidnapping and robbery in connection with an attack on a 32-year-old Rock Spring, Ga. woman.
Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Christie Mahn Sell bound the case over to the grand jury and increased aggravated kidnapping charges against both to especially aggravated kidnapping.
She raised Cameron’s bond from $60,000 to $100,000. Cameron had been free on the lower bond but deputies took him back into custody.
Bell already was in custody. Sell increased her bond to $71,000.
The victim told police that Bell held a knife to her throat at a traffic light or stop sign near Warehouse Row and took her to a 16th Avenue home where the pair took turns performing sex acts on her over a six-hour period on Feb. 25.
Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...