ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE
Re: APD Case 14-1682 & 14-1838
Sexual Assault Arrest
On 02/17/15, Ashland Detectives arrested Dustin Tyrer on the charge of Rape in the First Degree. This was the result of a long term investigation involving two different sexual assault survivors.
On 02/24/15, Ashland Detectives added two additional charges: Sexual Abuse in the First Degree & Sexual Harassment. Tyrer was still housed at the Jackson County jail when the additional charges were added.
Both incidents are not stranger assaults and both survivors knew Tyrer before each crime occurred.
This investigation indicated that Tyrer victimized at least two women. If anyone else has information on these cases, or other cases that the Ashland Police Department does not know about yet, they are encouraged to contact the Ashland Police Department directly or through the department's sexual assault reporting website – www.reportingoptions.org
The Ashland Police Department is a YOU HAVE OPTIONS Law Enforcement Agency and offers three options for reporting sexual assault:
An Information Only report includes any report of sexual assault where at the reporting party’s request no investigative process beyond a victim interview and/or a complete or partial Inquiry into Serial Sexual Assault (ISSA) is completed.
A Partial Investigation includes any report of sexual assault where some investigative processes beyond the victim interview and a complete or partial Inquiry into Serial Sexual Assault (ISSA), have been initiated by law enforcement. This may include, but is not limited to, interviewing of witnesses and collection of evidence such as a sexual assault forensic examination (SAFE) kit.
A Complete Investigation includes any report of sexual assault where all investigative procedures necessary to determine if probable cause exists for a criminal offense have been initiated and completed.
Please contact Deputy Chief Warren Hensman at 541-482-5211