A news release from Detective Dave Bunger with the Hays Police Department states that the department received a report of two sexual assaults on March 3rd. The attacks occurred in the 400 block of West 5th Street. Two females, ages 20 and 17, say an unknown male entered the residence where they were staying and assaulted them.
The investigation resulted in the issuance of four search warrants and led to an arrest on March 11th.
Bunger says 21-year-old Leaton R. McClelland is being held on charges of rape, sexual battery and aggravated burglary.
The Hays PD, Ellis County High Tech Crime Unit and county attorney’s office assisted in the investigation.