Police searching for more victims in sexual assaults

Suspect in custody

Demarko Miltonez 

Demarko Miltonez Coggins

McDONOUGH — Henry County Police say they’re working to locate any remaining victims who may have not already stepped forward in a series of sexual assaults reported in recent weeks.

Authorities have arrested a suspect in the ongoing investigation, identified by Henry County Police only by his nicknames “Dee Pac” and “Dee Pacman.” On Wednesday, the department issued a press release saying that on separate occasions within the last two weeks the man met two women in the Atlanta area, promised them drugs, then drove them back to his residence in Henry County and sexually assaulted them.

Henry County Police Spokesman Sgt. Joey Smith declined to release further details about the case, including the name of the suspect, as well as when the alleged attacks occurred.

Smith declined to confirm the suspect’s identity, but Henry County Jail records and HCPD incident reports that identified “Dee Pacman” as Demarko Miltonez Coggins, 34, of Grandiflora Drive in McDonough, indicate the suspect had been behind bars since March 15.

According to two police incident reports, Henry County authorities were tipped off by Atlanta Police on March 11 and 15 that two cases of sexual assault had been reported. Both reports listed Coggins as the alleged offender in the cases.

The first report contained an email from a detective in Atlanta that outlined the first victim’s statement to police. According to that report, the woman met Coggins at a shopping center in Buckhead for the purpose of obtaining heroin.

The victim got into Coggins’ vehicle and he drove to what the victim said she believed to be his residence, where the woman said he assaulted her before eventually driving her back to her friend’s apartment.

The victim told police she believed Coggins took her cellphone from her friend’s apartment.

Coggins remained jailed Thursday without bond on multiple felony charges including two counts each of rape, aggravated assault, sodomy and false imprisonment. A misdemeanor charge of hindering persons making an emergency telephone call was also filed against Coggins, according to jail records. He will have to petition a Henry County Superior Court judge to set bond before he can become eligible for release.

While saying the purpose of the department’s Wednesday press release about the ongoing investigation was to help detectives find any additional victims, Smith only described the offender as a black male in his early 30s, five feet, ten inches tall and about 200 pounds.

Additional victims in the case are asked to call 911 or contact the Henry County Police Department.