Deputies responded to a Freeport residence yesterday morning (April 15) after WCSO Dispatch received a call from a girl in need of medical assistance. Deputies knocked on the door and identified themselves and asked if anyone was inside the residence by the name the caller had given to the communications officer. A male’s voice was heard and stated “No.” Dispatch advised deputies that the caller stated she heard the male say no and that she was inside the residence. Deputies opened the door and saw a black male, later identified as 50 year old Dan Wayne Marshall, laying on the couch to the right of the front door completely naked, with his genitalia fully exposed. The deputy asked Marshall if there was someone else in the residence and he again stated, “No.” Deputies heard a gasp for air and observed a young female laying on the couch who appeared to have trouble breathing.
Deputies overheard the victim tell emergency responders on scene that “He Raped Me.” The victim was transported to a local hospital and it was relayed to medical personnel that the victim stated that she was given alcohol mixed with juice by the suspect. The victim disclosed to an investigator that the suspect penetrated her vaginally with his penis.
Marshall is booked at the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Jail and charged with sexual assault and incest.